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J[f, in years to come, this SHORTHORN 

for 1938, will bring to your mind pleasant 

memories of school life, then we will feel that 

our endeavors in editing this book were not 

in vain. 

The Editors. 


Born in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1899, Grant B. Snyder graduated from 
Ontario Agricultural College of Toronto University in 1922. Prior to graduation 
he was for two years assistant plant hybridist at the experiment station there. 

Grant came to the Massachusetts State College in 1922 as Instructor in 
Vegetable Gardening. By 1935 he had risen to a professorship and was 
made head of the Department. Here he has done on outstanding job in 
bringing about coordination of work and cooperation of individuals interested 
in vegetable gardening, and he has given new purpose and inspiration and 
direction to the work in that field. His exhibition work with vegetables has 
been so outstanding that he has been named to the vegetable exhibition 
committee of the New York World's Fair. He has made notable contributions 
to junior vegetable judging and in that field has already become a figure of 
national prominence. 

But it is as a teacher and counselor that Stockbridge men and women 
have come to appreciate him. He has built a series of courses that have 
brought a new interest to vegetable gardening and an increasing number of 
students find their way to him. We hope that his influence may continue 
for many years in the industry and on the campus. 

Ralph A. Van Meter, Ph.D., 

Professor of Pomology, 

Head of Pomology Department, 

Head of the Division of Horticulture. 


We, the Class of 1938, respectfully dedicate 

our yearbook, the SHORTHORN, 

to our friend and advisor, 



President of Massachusetts State College 

Born 1878. B.S., Michigan State College, 1901; 
M.F., Yale University, 1904- D.Oec, University of 
Munich, 1910; LL.D., Syracuse University, 1933. 
Spent several years with U. S. Forest Service ex- 
amining public lands in Central Idaho, Wyoming, 
Nebraska; field studies in New Mexico, Washington, 
Oregon. Assistant Professor of Forestry, Iowa State 
College, 1904-07. Professor of Forestry, Pennsylvania 
State College, 1907-12. Dean and Professor of Silvi- 
culture, New York State College of Forestry, 1912-20. 
Executive Secretary, American Paper and Pulp 
Association, 1920-28. Manager Trade Association 
Department, Chamber of Commerce of the United 
States, 1928-30. Dean, New York State College of 
Forestry, Syracuse, 1930-33. Fellow, A. A. A. S., 
F. R. G. S. (London). Member, 2nd R. O. T. C, Fort 
Sheridan, Illinois, August — November 1917. With 
46th Infantry and member of General Staff, 1917-19. 
Major, O. R. C. President of M. S. C, 1933—. 


Director of Stockbridge School of Agriculture 

Bom 1886. B.S., M.S.C., 1908. Principal Peters- 
ham (Mass.) Agricultural High School, 1908-10. 
Headmaster Parsonfield (Maine) Seminary, 1910-16. 
First Lieutenant, Air Service, Commanding 281st 
Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces, 
1917-19. Service in France, 1918-19. Director, New- 
York State School of Agriculture at St. Lawrence 
University, Canton, N. Y., 1919-24. Director of Short 
Courses, M.S.C., 1924 — . National Education Associ- 
ation, Harvard Teachers' Association, Phi Sigma 


Editorial boards come and go, but every 

year finds Professor Rollin H. Barrett, the 

SHORTHORN hardy perennial, welcoming a 

new group of editors. To "Pop" we owe our 

deepest gratitude for his wealth of suggestions 

and timely advice. 

The Editors. 



ALLEN E. ANDERSON, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
A.B., University of Nebraska, 1923. M.A., University of Ne- 
braska, 1924. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1934. Teaching Fellov/ 
in Math., University of Nebraska, 1922-24. Instructor in Math., 
University of Oklahoma, 1924-25. Assistant Professor of Math., 
State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri, 1925-28. Instructor 
in Math., Harvard University, 1929-32. Instructor in Math., 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1932-33. Chairman, Department 
of Math., Wagner College, 1933-37. Assistant Professor of 
Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1937 — . Sigma Xi, 

LORIN E. BALL, B.S., Instructor in Physical Education 

Born 1898. B.S., M.A.C., 1921. Coach of Freshman Basketball, 
1921-25. Coach of Freshman Baseball, 1922-24. Attended Su- 
perior, Wisconsin Coaching School, 1924. Senior Leader, Camp 
Najerog for Boys, 1924. Treasurer, Western Massachusetts 
Board of Approved Basketball Officials, 1924-25. Coach of 
Varsity Baseball, 1925-31. Coach of Varsity Hockey, 1925—. 
Attended University of Wisconsin Summer School, 1926. Director 
of Stockbridge School Athletics and Coach of Football and 
Basketball, 1925—. Varsity Club, Q.T.V. 

LUTHER BANTA, B.S., Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
B.S., Cornell University, 1915. Head of the Department of 
Poultry Husbandry, New York State School of Agriculture, 
1915-18, at Alfred University. Instructor of Poultry Husbandry, 
M.S.C., 1918-20. Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry, 
M.S.C., 1920 — . Sigma Pi, Poultry Science Association. 

ROLLIN H. BARRETT, M.S., Professor of Farm Management 

Born 1891. B.S., Connecticut State College, 1918. Assistant 
County Agricultural Agent, Hartford County, Conn., 1918-19. 
Instructor, Vermont State School of Agriculture, 1919-20. Princi- 
pal, 1920-25. M.S., Cornell University, 1926. Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Farm Management, M.S.C., 1926-37. Professor of Farm 
Management, 1937—. Phi Mu Delta. 

ETHEL W. BLATCHFORD, B.S., Director of Physical Education 
for Women 
Born 1910. Graduate of Posse-Nissen School of Physical Edu- 
cation, 1929. Recreational Therapist at Taunton State Hospital, 
Taunton, Mass., 1929-30. B.S., M.S.C., 1934. Instructor of 
Physical Education for Women, M.S.C., 1934-37. Director of 
Physical Education for Women, 1937 — . Member of Delta Psi 
Kappa, Professional in Physical Education. 

LYLE L. BLUNDELL, B.S., Professor of Horticulture 

Born 1897. B.S., Iowa State College of Agriculture and Me- 
chanic Arts, 1924. With Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Archi- 
tects, 1924-31. Professor of Horticulture, M.S.C., 1931—. Gamma 
Sigma Delta. 


KATHLEEN CALLAHAN, A.B. Instructor of Physical Education 
Born 1910. A.B., West Virginia University, 1929; Certificate of 
Hygiene and Physical Education, Wellesley College, 1931. 
Instructor of Physical Education, Florida State College for 
"Women, 1931-33. Instructor of Physical Education, Radcliffe 
College, 1933-37. Instructor of Physical Education, M.S.C., 
1937 — . Chi Omega. Member Swimming Committee, Boston 
Board of Officials (Women). 

ALAN W. CHADWICK, B.Sc, Manager of Dining Hall 

Born 1909. B.Sc, Massachusetts State College, 1931. Cornell 
University, Hotel Course, Summer 1934. Assistant Manager of 
Dining Hall, 1933-34. Manager of Dining Hall, 1934 — . Adelphia, 
Lambda Chi Alpha. 

GLADYS M. COOK, M.S., Instructor in Home Economics 

B.S., Battle Creek College, 1934. Internship in Nutrition, Indiana 
University Hospitals, Indianapolis, 1935. M.S., Massachusetts 
State College, 1936. Research Fellow, 1936, M.S.C. Research 
Assistant, Home Economic Research, 1937, M.S.C. Instructor 
in Home Economics, 1937 — . American Dietetics Association, 
American Home Economics Association. 

JAMES D. CURTIS, M.F., Instructor in Forestry 

B.A., University of British Columbia, 1929. B.A.Sc, (Forestry) 
University of British Columbia, 1930. M.F., Harvard University, 
1934. Topographer Campbell River Timber Company, 1928. 
Research Assistant, B.C. Forest Service, 1929-32. Forest Surveys 
Division, B.C., Forest Service, 1935. Instructor in Forestry, 
M.S.C, 1935 — . Senior Member Canadian Society of Forest Engi- 
neers. Member of Society of Professional Engineers of B.C. 
Alpha Delta Phi. Senior Member Society of American Foresters. 

WILLLIAM H. DAVIS, Ph.D.. Assistant Professor of Botany 

Ph.B., New York State Teachers College. A.B., Cornell Uni- 
versity. M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Assistant in 
Science, New York State Teachers' College and Cornell. Pro- 
fessor of Botany, Nature Study and Agriculture, Iowa State 
Teachers College. Assistant Professor of Botany, M.S.C, 1922 — . 
Sigma Xi. 

LLEWELLYN L. DERBY, Assistant Professor of Physical Education 
Born 1893. Unclassified Student, M.S.C, 1915-16. Assistant 
in Physical Education, 1916-17. U. S. Army, 1917-19. In- 
structor in Physical Education, 1919-20. Varsity, Freshman 
and S.S.A. Coach of Track, 1921 — . Harvard Summer School 
of Physical Education, 1921. Springfield Summer School of 
Physical Education, 1925 and 1930. University of Illinois Sum- 
mer School of Physical Education, 1926. M.S.C. Summer School, 
1931-37. Assistant Professor of Physical Education, 1927 — . Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, Eastern Inter-collegiate Athletic Association, 
1926 — . Member, Advisory Committee, New England Inter- 
collegiate Amateur Athletic Association, 1922-33. Member of 
Association of College Track Coaches of America. Member 
of National Collegiate Track Coaches Association. 


LAWRENCE S. DICKINSON, M.S., Assistant Professor 
of Agronomy- 
Born 1888. M.S., M.S.C., 1910. Superintendent of Grounds, 
M.S.C., 1911-30. Leave of Absence, 1919. Instructor in Horti- 
culture and Superintendent of Greenhouses, Walter Reed 
Hospital, "Washington, D. C, 1919-20. Assistant Professor of 
Horticulture, M.S.C., 1923-31. Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 
M.S.C., 1931—. Phi Sigma Kappa. 

CHARLES NELSON DuBOIS. A.M., Instructor in English 

Born 1910. Bay Path Institute, Teacher's Diploma, 1929. Middle- 
bury College, A.B., 1934, A.M., 1935. University of London, 
Diploma in English Language and Literature, 1935. Instructor 
in English, New Hampton School, 1935-37. Assistant to Dean, 
Bread Loaf School of English, Summers 1933-37. Instructor in 
Enghsh, M.S.C., 1937—. Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho, 
Kappa Phi Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon. 

MARION E. ENSMINGER, M.A., Assistant Professor of Animal 
B.S., University of Missouri, 1931. M.A., University of Missouri, 
1932. Field Agent, University of Missouri, 1929 and 1930. In- 
structor in Missouri State Teachers College of Maryville, Mo., 
Summer terms, 1931 and 1932. Assistant to Superintendent 
Federal Erosion Farm of Bethany, Missouri, 1932. Soil Erosion 
Service, 1933, 1934. Manager, U.S.D.A., of "Dixon Springs 
Pasture and Erosion Control Demonstration Project," 1935-37. 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry, M.S. C, 1937 — . Alpha 
Zeta, Lambda Gamma Delta, Block and Bridle, Alpha Gamma 

JOHN N. EVERSON, M.S., Instructor in Agronomy 

Born 1887. B.S., M.S.C., 1910. M.S., M.S.C., 1936. Chemist 
and Agronomist fertilizer companies, Missouri, Arkansas, 
Georgia, 7 years; Industrial and Agricultural Chemist, 20 
years. Soil Testing Specialist, M.S.C., 1934-36. Instructor in 
Agronomy, M.S.C., 1936—. 

RICHARD C. FOLEY, M.S., Assistant Professor in 
Animal Husbandry 
B.S., M.S.C., 1927. M.S., M.S.C., 1931. Herdsman, Stannox 
Farm, 1927-29. S.N.P.C. Fellowship in Pasture Management 
M.S.C, 1929-30. Temporary Instructor in Animal Husbandry, 
M.S.C., 1929-30. Instructor in Animal Husbandry, M.S.C, 
1931-36. Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry, 1936 — . 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi. 

JULIUS H. FRANDSEN, M.S., Professor of Dairy Industry 
and Head of the Department 
Born 1877. B.S.A., Iowa State College, 1902. M.S., Iowa State 
College, 1904. Assistant Station Chemist, Iowa State College, 
1902-04. Dairy Chemist, Hazelwood Creamery, Portland, Oregon, 
1904-07. Professor of Dairying, University of Idaho, 1907-11. 
Professor of Dairy Husbandry, University of Nebraska, 1911-21. 
Dairy Editor and Councillor, Capper Farm Publications, 1921-26. 
Member of American Dairy Science Association, Member of 
American Association for the Advancement of Science. During 
World War, Chairman of Dairy Food Administration Work, 
State of Nebraska. Founded and for Ten Years Editor of 
Journal of Dairy Science. Professor and Head of the Depart- 
ment of Dairy Industry, M.S.C, 1926 — . Gamma Sigma Delta, 
Phi Kappa Phi. 


ARTHUR P. FRENCH, M.S., Professor of Pomology 
and Plant Breeding 
B.S., Ohio State University, 1921. M.S., M.S.C., 1923. In- 
vestigator in Pomology, M.S.C. Experiment Station, 1921-23. 
Instructor in Pomology, M.S.C, 1923-29. Assistant Professor 
in Pomology, 1929-36. Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi, Alpha Tau 
Omega, Phi Kappa Phi. Professor, 1936 — . 

JOHN C. GRAHAM, B.S., Agr., Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
and Head of the Department 
Milwaukee State Normal School, 1894. Student of Chicago 
University, Summers of 1894-98. Teachers' Institute Work in 
Wisconsin, 1894-1907. B.S., Agricultural University of Wiscon- 
sin. Associate Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1911-14. 
Professor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C, 1914 — . Member of the 
American Association of Investigators and Instructors in Poultry 
Husbandry. Organizer and Director of the Agricultural Depart- 
ment of the Red Cross Institute, Baltimore, Md., for the Training 
of Blinded Soldiers, 1919-29, while on leave of absence. Fellow 
of the Poultry Science Association, 1935. 

EMORY E. GRAYSON, B.S., Director of Placement Service 

Born 1894. B.S., M.S.C, 1917. Farm Bureau Work at Gardner, 
Mass., 1917-18. Field Artillery, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., 
O.T.C, 1918. Assistant Football Coach, M.S.C, 1919. Coach of 
Two Year Athletics, M.S.C, 1919-24. Baseball Coach and 
Assistant Coach in Football and Basketball, Amherst College, 
1924-26. Associate Professor of Physical Education, Amherst 
College, and Coach of Baseball, Basketball, and Assistant Coach 
of Football, 1926-28. Supervisor of Placement Training, M.S.C, 
1928-34. Director of Placement Service, 1934 — . Alpha Sigma 
Phi, Adelphia. 

MARGARET HAMLIN, B.A., Placement Officer for Women 

B.A., Smith College, 1904. Agricultural Counselor for Women, 
M.S.C, 1918-34. Placement officer for Women, 1934—. 

JOSEPH F. HAUCK, M.S., Instructor of Agricultural Economics 
Born 1911. B.S., Rutgers University, 1936. M.S., Rutgers Uni- 
versity, 1937. Graduate Assistant in Agricultural Economics 
at Rutgers University, 1936-37. Varsity Tennis Coach, Rutgers 
University, 1936-37. Instructor of Agricultural Economics at 
M.S.C, 1937—. Alpha Zeta. 

CURRY S. HICKS, M.Ed., Professor of Physical Education and 
Hygiene and Head of Division 
Born 1885. Michigan Agricultural College, 1902-03. B.Pd., 
Michigan State Normal College, 1909. Assistant in Physical 
Education, Michigan State Normal College, 1908-09. Edward 
Hitchcock Fellow in Physical Education, Amherst College, 1909- 

10. Director of Athletics, Michigan State Normal College, 1910- 

11. Assistant Professor in Physical Education and Hygiene, 
M.S.C, 1911-14. Associate Professor, 1914-16, and Professor, 
1916 — . M.Ed., Michigan State Normal College, 1924. Head of 
Division of Physical Education, M.S.C, 1936 — . 


ROBERT P. HOLDSWORTH, M.F., Professor of Forestry and 
Head of the Department 
Born 1890. B.S., Michigan State College, 1911. M.F., Yale, 
1928. Royal College of Forestry, Stockholm, Sweden, 1928-29. 
Forest Assistant, U.S. Forest Service, 1912-13. Administrative 
Assistant and Forest Examiner in charge of White Top Purchase 
Area, 1913-14. Professor of Forestry, University of Arkansas, 
1929-30. Professor of Forestry, M.S.C., 1930—. Senior Member, 
Society of American Foresters, Phi Kappa Phi. 

S. CHURCH HUBBARD, Assistant Professor of Floriculture 

1909-1915 virith A. N. Pierson, Inc., Cromwell, Conn., as Propa- 
gator and Section Foreman of Roses, Superintendent and Sales- 
man of Retail Department. Vice-President and Manager of 
F. W. Fletcher, Inc., of Auburndale, Mass., 1915-16. Super- 
intendent in charge of Test Grounds of American Iris Society, 
American Rose Society, American Peony Society, American 
Gladiolus Society, and American Sweet Pea Society at Cornell 
University, 1916-21. Greenhouse Foreman and Instructor in 
Floriculture, M.S.C., 1921-29. Assistant Professor of Floriculture, 
M.S.C., 1928—. 

BENJAMIN ISGUR, M.S., Instructor of Agronomy 

Born 1911. B.S., Massachusetts State College, 1933. M.S., 
Massachusetts State College, 1935. Instructor of Agronomy, 1935. 
Phi Kappa Phi. Member of American Society of Agronomy. 

HELEN KNOWLTON, M.A., Associate Professor of Home Economics 
A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1903. Instructor, Atlanta Uni- 
versity, 1903-05. Taught in High School, 1905-12. Graduate 
Student and Instructor, Cornell University, 1912-16. Head of the 
Home Economics Department, and Dean of Women, New Hamp- 
shire State College, 1916-18. Y.W.C.A. Secretary, 1919-24. 
M.A., Teachers College, 1924. Assistant Professor of Home 
Economics, M.S.C., 1924-36. Associate Professor of Home 
Economics, M.S.C., 1936—. 

JOHN B. LENTZ, A.B., V.M.D., Professor of Veterinary Science and 
Head of the Department. 
Born 1887. A.B., Frankhn and Marshall College, 1908. V.M.D., 
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 
1914. Teaching and coaching at Franklin and Marshall Aca- 
demy, 1908-11. Assistant Professor of Veterinary Science and 
College Veterinarian, M.S.C., 1922-27. Head of the Department, 
1927—. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa. 

HARRY G. LINDQUIST, M.S., Assistant Professor in Dairying 
Born 1895. B.S., M.S.C., 1922. Graduate Assistant, University 
of Maryland, 1922-24. M.S., University of Maryland, 1924. 
Baltimore City Health Department, Summer, 1924. Instructor, 
University of Maryland, 1924-25. Graduate Assistant, Ohio 
State University, 1925-27. Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C., 1927- 
36. Assistant Professor, 1936 — . 


ADRIAN H. LINDSEY, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics 
and Head of the Department. 
Born 1897. B.S., University of Illinois, 1922. M.S., Iowa State 
College, 1923. Ph.D., Iowa State College, 1929. Northwestern 
University, Summer of 1926, University of Chicago, Summer 
of 1927. Instructor at Alabama Polytechnical Institute, 1923-25. 
Fellow at Iowa State College, 1925-26. Assistant Professor at 
Iowa State College, 1926-29. Professor of Agricultural Eco- 
nomics, M.S.C., 1929—. Pi Gamma Mu. 

WALTER A. MACLINN, M.S., Instructor in Horticultural 
Born 1911. B.S., M.S.C., 1933. Research Fellow, M.S.C., 1934. 
Research Fellow, Oregon State College, 1935. M.S., M.S.C., 

1935. Research Fellow, M.S.C., 1936. Industrial Chemist, 

1936. Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures, M.S.C., 1936 — . 

MERRILL I. MACK, M.S., Assistant Professor of Dairy Industry 
Born 1902. B.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1923. Graduate 
Assistant in Dairying, M.S.C., 1923-24. Research Fellow in 
Dairying, University of Wisconsin, 1924-25. M.S., University of 
Wisconsin, 1925. Instructor in Dairying, M.S.C., 1925-27. 
Assistant Professor, 1927 — . Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi. 

MINER J. MARKUSON, B.S., Assistant Professor of Agricultural 

Born 1896. B.S., of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 1923. 
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Poly- 
technical Institute, 1923-25. Non-commissioned Officer, 210th 
Engineers, 10th Division of the U. S. Army, 1918-19. Assistant 
Professor of Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1925 — . 

JOHN B. NEWLON, Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 

Born 1884. Instructor in Forge Work, M.S.C., 1919. Special 
Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1921. In- 
structor in Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 1921 — . 

RANSOM C. PACKARD, M.S., Assistant Professor in Bacteriology 
Born 1886. B.S.A., University of Toronto, 1911. M.S., Massa- 
chusetts State College, 1933. Instructor in Bacteriology, M.S.C., 
1927-37. Assistant Professor, 1937—. 


CLARENCE H. PARSONS, M.S., Assistant Professor of Animal 
Husbandry and Superintendent of Farm 
Born 1904. B.S., M.S.C., 1927. Manager of Farm, 1927-28. 
Instructor in Animal Husbandry, M.S.C., 1928-29. New England 
Fieldman, Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corp., 1929-1930. 
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry and Superintendent 
of College Farm, 1931—. M.S., M.S.C., 1933. Member of 
American Society of Animal Production. Q.T.V. 

GEORGE F. PUSHEE, Instructor in Agricultural Engineering 
I.C.S., 1906. State Teachers Training Class, Springfield Voca- 
tional College, 1914-15. Assistant Foreman and Millwright, 
Mt. Tom Sulfide Pulp Mill, 1915-16. Instructor in Agricultural 
Engineering, M.S.C., 1916 — . Summer School Dramatics and 
Teacher Training, M.S.C., 1923-25. Counsellor at Camp Me- 
domak Summers, 1928 — . Special Course, M.S.C., 1924-25. 

ERNEST J. RADCLIFFE, M.D., Professor of Hygiene and Student 
Health Officer 
Born 1898. M.D., University of Toronto, 1923. Private and 
Clinic Practice. Canadian Field Artillery, 1916-19. Professor 
of Hygiene and Student Health Officer, M.S.C., 1930 — . Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society, American Medical Association. 

NATHAN RAKIETEN, Ph.D., Instructor in Physiology 

Born 1908. B.S., Wesleyan University, 1929. Ph.D., Yale 
University, 1933. Porter Research Fellow, American Physio- 
logical Society, 1933-34. Instructor, M.S.C., 1934 — . Member 
Student Health Department. Member A.A.A.S., Sigma Xi. 

VICTOR A. RICE, M.Agr., Professor of Animal Husbandry, Head 
of the Department, and Head of the Div. of Agriculture 
Born 1890. B.S., North Carolina State College, 1917. M.Agr., 
M.S.C., 1923. Farm Manager, 1910-12. Swine Specialist for 
State of Massachusetts, 1916-19. Professor of Animal Hus- 
bandry, M.S.C, 1919—. Phi Kappa Phi. 

J. HARRY RICH, B.S., Assistant Professor of Forestry 

Born 1888. B.S., New York State College of Forestry, 1913. 
M.F., 1937. Assistant Professor, M.S.C, 1933—. Sigma Xi, 
Pi Kappa Alpha. 


OLIVER C. ROBERTS, B.S., Assistant Professor of Pomology 
Bom 1895. B.S., M.S.C., 1919. Teacher of Agriculture in West 
Lebanon Academy, West Lebanon, Maine, 1920-22. Foreman 
of Pomology Department, M.S.C., 1923-26. Instructor in Pomolo- 
gy, M.S.C., 1926-1935. Assistant Professor of Pomology, 1935—. 
Theta Chi. 

JOSEPH R. ROGERS, JR., Instructor in Physical Education. 

Born 1906. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1930. Instrument 
Man, MetropoUtan District Water Supply Commission, 1930-31. 
Instructor in Physical Education, M.S.C., 1931 — . Member 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

DONALD E. ROSS, B.S., Instructor in Floriculture and 
Greenhouse Foreman 
Born 1896. B.S., M.S.C., 1925. Nurseryman at A. N. Pierson, 
Inc., Cromwell, Conn., 1925-26. Nurseryman Superintendent at 
the Rose Farm, White Plains, N. Y., 1926-28. Attended Sum- 
mer School, M.A.C., 1928. Served in France with 101st Infantry, 
26th Division, 1917-19. Alpha Gamma Rho. 

WILLIAM C. SANCTUARY, M.S., Professor of Poultry Husbandry 
Born 1888. B.S., M.S.C., 1912. New York State School of Agri- 
culture, Morrisville, N, Y., 1912-18. U.S. Army, 1917-18. Pro- 
fessor of Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1921. Acting Director of 
New York State School of Agriculture, 1924-25. Professor of 
Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1925—. Kappa Delta Phi, Theta 

FRANK R. SHAW, Ph.D., Instructor in Entomology and 
Born 1908, Belchertown, Mass. B.S., M.S.C., 1931. Graduate 
Assistant at Cornell University, 1931-35. Assistant Experiment 
Station Entomologist, Mass. Agric. Experiment Station, Summers, 
1930-34. Assistant in Insect Morphology and Histology, Cornell 
University, 1931-34. Instructor in Economic Entomology, Cornell 
University, 1934- Jan. 1935. Instructor in Entomology and Bee- 
keeping, M.S.C., 1935 — . Member of American Association of 
Economic Entomologists; Entomological Society of America. 
Sigma Xi. Ph.D., Cornell, 1936. 

EDNA L. SKINNER, M.A., Professor of Home Economics, 
Head of Division and Advisor of Women 
M.A., Columbia University; B.S., Columbia University; M.Ed., 
Michigan State Normal College. Instructor at Teachers College, 
Columbia University; Head, Household Science, James Millikin 
University. Professor of Home Economics, Head of Division, 
Massachusetts State College, 1919 — . 


HAROLD W. SMART, A.B., LL.B., Assistant Professor in Business 
Law, Accounting, Public Speaking, Dramatics. 
Born 1895. LL.B., (Cum Laude) Boston University, 1918. Boston 
University, 1919. Practiced Law, 1919-20. Instructor in Busi- 
ness Law, M.S.C., 1921—. A.B., Amherst College, 1924. Phi 
Delta Phi, Woolsack, Delta Sigma Rho, Adelphia. 

GRANT B. SNYDER, M.S., Professor of Olericulture and 
Head of Department 
B.A.A., Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto University, 1922. 
Assistant Plant Hybridist at Ontario Agricultural College, 1919- 
21. Instructor in Vegetable Gardening, M.S.C., 1921-26. M.S., 
Michigan State College, 1931. Assistant Professor of Vegetable 
Gardening, M.S.C., 1926-1935. Professor of Olericulture and 
Head of the Department, 1935—. 

WILLIAM H. TAGUE, B.S., Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
Born 1892. B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State Col- 
lege. Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering, M.S.C., 

CHARLES HIRAM THAYER, Assistant Professor in Agronomy 
Born 1884. Winter School, M.A.C., 1904. Manager, Brooke 
Farm, Amherst, 1908-13. Manager, Fillmore Farm, Weston, 
Massachusetts, 1913. Assistant in Agronomy, Winter School, 
M.A.C., 1915-18. Instructor in Agronomy, M.A.C., 1918-36. 
Ascistant Professor in Agronomy, M.S.C., 1936 — . 

CLARK L. THAYER, B.S., Professor of Floriculture and 
Head of the Department 
Born 1890. B.S., M.S.C., 1913. Graduate Work in Floriculture 
and Plant Breeding, Cornell University, 1913-14. Instructor in 
Floriculture, Cornell University, 1914-19. Associate Professor 
and Head of Department, M.S.C., 1919-20. Professor of Flori- 
culiure and Head of the Department, M.S.C., 1920 — . U. S. 
Army, 1918. Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Xi, 

MARGARET R. THOROMAN, M.D., Assistant Professor of Hygiene 
for Women 
R.N., Methodist Hospital, Indianapohs, 1925. A.B., Indiana 
University, 1932. M.D., Indiana University, 1935. Asbury 
Hospital, Minneapolis, 1935-36. Belmont Hospital, Worcester, 
Massachusetts, 1936-37. Nu Sigma Phi Medical Fraternity. 


EMIL J. TRAMPOSCH, B.S., Instructor in Horticulture 

Born 1913. B.S., Massachusetts State College, 1935. Nursery 
and private estate work. Instructor of Horticulture, M.S.C., 
1937—. Adelphia. 

REUBEN E. TRIPPENSEE, Ph.D., Professor of Wildlife Management, 
Department of Forestry 
Born 1894. B.S., Michigan State College, 1920. M.S., Uni- 
versity of Michigan, 1933. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1934. 
L. W. Watkins Farms, Manchester, Michigan, 1920-24. In- 
structor of Science in Arthur Hill High Schools, Saginaw, Mich., 
1924-31. Jr. Instructor in Zoology, School of Forestry and Con- 
servation, University of Michigan, 1931-34. In charge of Wild- 
life Management, U. S. Forest Service, R. 9, Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin, 1934-36. Professor of Wildlife Management, M.S.C., 
1936 — . Alpha Zeta, Seminar Botaricus, Phi Sigma, Phi Kappa 
Phi, Sigma Xi. 

ALDEN P. TUTTLE, M.S., Assistant Professor in Vegetable 
Born 1906. B.S., M.S.C., 1928. M.S., Pensylvania State Col- 
lege, 1930. Graduate Assistant in Vegetable Gardening, Penn- 
sylvania State College, 1928-1930. Instructor in Vegetable 
Gardening, M.S.C., 1930-36. Assistant Professor in Vegetable 
Gardening, 1936 — . Gamma Sigma Delta. 

WILLIAM G. VINAL, Ph.D., Professor of Nature Education 

Born 1881. B.S., Harvard, 1906. A.M., Harvard, 1907. Ph.D., 
Brown, 1924. Marshall College, 1907-09. Salem Teachers 
College, 1910. Rhode Island College of Education, 1910-24. 
Syracuse University, 1924-27. Western Reserve University, 
1927-37. M.S.C., 1937—. Ranger Naturalist, Yosemite, Glacier, 
and Crater Lake National Parks. 

RALPH A. VAN METER, Ph.D., Professor of Pomology. Head of 
Pomology Department and Head of the Division of 
Born 1893. B.S., Ohio State University, 1917. Ph.D., Cornell 
University, 1935. Extension Specialist in Pomology, M.S.C., 
1917. Served in France with the 3I7th Field Signal Battalion, 
1918-19. Assistant Extension Professor of Pomology, M.S.C., 
1919-21. Extension Professor of Pomology, M.S.C., 1921-23. 
Professor of Pomology, M.S.C., 1923—. Cornell University, 1924, 
1930-31. Head of the Division of Horticulture, 1931 — . Head 
of the Department of Pomology, 1936 — . Delta Theta Sigma, 
Phi Kappa Phi. 

HENRY VAN ROEKEL, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Chief of Laboratory, 
Department of Veterinary Science. 
Bom 1901. D.V.M., Iowa State College, 1925. M.S., Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute, 1926. B.S., Iowa State College, 1928. 
Ph.D., Yale University, 1934. Sigma Xi, Animal Pathologist, 
California Fish and Game and George William Hooper Founda- 
tion for Medical Research, 1928-29. 


JOHN H. VONDELL, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry and 
Superintendent of Poultry Plant 
Born 1898. Instructor, U. S. Veterans Bureau, Baltimore, Md., 
1922-23. Superintendent of Poultry Plant, M.S.C., 1923-29. 
Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, M.S.C., 1929 — . 

HERBERT E. WARFEL, A.B., Assistant Professor of Zoology 
Born 1902. A.B., Western State College of Colorado, 1926. 
Teacher in Public Schools of North Dakota and Colorado, at 
intervals, 1920-27. Assistant in Biology, Western State College, 
1924-26. Assistant in Biology, Rocky Mountain Biological Sta- 
tion, Summers, 1924-28. Graduate Assistant, Oklahoma Uni- 
versity, 1927-29. M.S., Oklahoma University. Professor of 
Biology, Broadus College, 1929. Mammalologist, Oklahoma 
Biological Survey, Summers, 1930-31. Capital Hill Senior High 
School, Oklahoma City, 1929-31. Assistant Professor of 
Zoology, M.S.C., 1931—. Phi Sigma, Sigma Xi. 

GILBERT L. WOODSIDE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology 
Born 1909. B.A., DePauwr University, 1932. M.A., Harvard 
University, 1933. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1936. Assistant 
Professor of Biology, M.S.C., 1936 — . Gamma Alpha, Phi Beta 
Kappa, Sigma Xi. 




James Joseph Jenkins, President 

Howard Paul Davison, Vice-President 
Bertha Bement Antes, Secretary 

Silvio Peter DeBonis, Treasurer 


Animal Husbandry 

William Stowell Allen 

North Darthmouth 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Bill is a quiet fellow who pursued his studies with pain- 
staking diligence. The squabbles concerning the proper 
hour on which Walt and Bill should go to bed and get up, 
were never settled between themselves. However, Bill 
has settled something with someone else, and, may the 
wedding bells soon ring merrily. We all wish Bill the best 
of luck with his plans for the future. 

Bertha Bement finies 

Conway Animal Husbandry 

Class Secretary, 2; S. C. S., 1, Tri Sig, 2; Dance Com- 
mittee, 2; Glee Club, 2; Operetta, 2; Class Play. 

We can say only the best for Bertha. The spirit and 
determination that she has shown when confronted with 
the masculine problems of the An. Hus. class has won 
for her the admiration and friendship of her classmates. 
When Director Verbeck congratulated Bertie on her success 
in the Operetta tryouts, v*^e were surprised and pleased. 
Bertha's cheerfulness and good nature will serve to keep 
her long in our memories. 

Francis Arthur Ashline 

Fitchburg Poultry 

Football Manager, 2; Shorthorn Assistant Athletic Editor 1; 
Outing Club, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Sociology 
Club, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2. 

"Professor" Ashline. our own fun-loving football manager 
and sport enthusiast, came to us from Holy Cross. A bril- 
liant student, with an encyclopedia-type notebook, he was 
liked by everyone. We will remember him for his late 
"presahnt" at classes and the desperate attempt to grow 
a thin blond whisker on his upper lip. He leaves us to 
further his poultry education at some Western University. 
May you reach your goal, "Ashy", and do as good a job 
there as you have done here. 

William Chandler fitkins 

Amherst Vegetable Gardening 

Kolony Klub, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1; Horticultural Show, 1, 2. 
Loud laugh, lanky figure, and likable disposition have 
made Bill's presence felt among his class. All our kidding 
didn't get Bill down, for he always came up for more. 
His fruit growing experience, vegetable gardening training, 
and elective course in poultry will make Bill's farm greatly 
diversified. A poor set of apples won't bother Bill much, 
for there will be more eggs in other baskets. 

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Howland Fay fltwood 

Hartland, Vermont Horticulture 

SHORTHORN Write-up Assistant; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; 
Horticulture Club, I, 2; Stosag Award. 

Addy, the quiet, unassuming boy of the Hort class has 
achieved recognition in other fields. He is an authority on 
genealogy and a "writer of articles on wild flowers. Most 
of us hardly got to know Howie, for besides being reserved, 
he spent every week end calling on the Governor ... or 
some one else? Perserverance, in spite of his slight build, 
will help Addy on to success. 

Animal Husbandry 

Knight Abbott Badger, Jr. 


Animal Husbandry Club, 2. 

Badger, as he was known to his classmates, is a stocky 
lad from Norwood, whose standards of perfection are 
Jerseys and Chevrolets. His main outside interest, aside 
from week end trips to Westfield, seems to be ihat of 
preventing the eyes of a certain classmate from going 
astray. Knight will be remembered as advertising agent 
for the Swedish Baking Company. 

Philip Albert Baum 

Holyoke Vegetable Gardening 

SHORTHORN Associate Editor; Horticultural Show, 1,2. 
With a pleasant "Hi" for everyone, Phil was acquainted 
with many people on our campus. A hardworking lad, 
he loved his vegetables and learned all he could about 
them. His favorite sport was playing the harmonica with 
one hand and typing with the other; and doing both very 
well. We will always remember Phil for his willingness 
to help in extra-curricular activities. We are sure Phil 
will do well on his Pop's New York farm. 

flrlene Beach 

Stratford, Connecticut Floriculture 

S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing 
Club, 2; 4-H Club, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 1, 2; Class Play. 

Arlene was the tall, stately member of the Flori class. 
She was an agreeable, studious companion, but she had 
one soft spot in her heart — she liked the fellows. Boys to 
the right of her, boys to the left of her, those were happy 
hunting grounds for Arlene. If Arlene's pansy stems grow 
half as long as she says they will, her already established 
greenhouse business will be very prosperous. 


Lawrence Albert Bearce 

Carlisle Poultry 

Cross Country, 1, Co-captain, 2; Hockey, 1, 2; Winter 
Track, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2. 

Larry is an athlete par excellence and a "natural" when 
it comes to girls, chickens, or studies. Larry was a rare 
combination of scholar and athlete whose devotion to his 
old "Pontiac" was never weakened, even though he 
climbed many a hill in it with a hope and a prayer. In 
a few years, Carlisle will be hearing big things from this 
boy in the baby chick and poultry breeding field. 

Beverly Sturgeon Bein 

South Hadley Floriculture 

Student Council Secretary, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; 
S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Dance Com- 
mittee, 2; Class Play. 

The hills of Hadley have given us Beverly. Refreshingly 
effervescent in her sparkling high-spirited way, we like her. 
Wide-eyed v^ith curiosity to know why, then wide-eyed 
with amazement when she learns. Despite the kidding 
"Blondie" is exposed to, she recovers nobly and subdues 
us with comebacks from an apparently inexhaustable 
supply. "Bev's" bright smile and cheery disposition will 
take her through life and help her to succeed. 

Edwin AUen Benchley 

Brookline Wildlife Management 

Horticultural Show, 1; Recreational Conference, 1, 2; 
Graduation Speaker. 

Ed is an enthusiastic sportsman, a deep thinker, and 
one whose thoughts are not easily determined. His 
knowledge of bird life has given him the title of class 
ornithologist. His chief weakness in school has been 
attending sorority dances; however, Ed is one of the most 
promising members of the class. His ability as a student 
accompanied by his seriousness and determination will 
help fulfil his aspirations. 

Virginia Isabella Bigwood 



SHORTHORN Literary Editor; S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, Vice- 
President, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1; Floriculture 
Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, Secretary, 2; Horticultural 
Show, 1, 2; Stosag Award; Class Play; Class Prophecy. 
Beneath Virginia's calm and quiet nature is found a 
wealth of capability and perserverance which we truly 
admire. You could always depend on Ginny when there 
was work to be done, and we will never forget the long 
days she spent working ax the Hort Show. However, her 
greatest accomplishment was the splendid chaperoning of 
the "Belle of the Flori class." With your ability for 
organization and management, Virginia, you should be a 
valuable addition to the Arnold Arboretum. 


William Smith Boettcher 

South Hadley Poultry 

SHORTHORN Business Manager; Football, 1, 2; Winter 
Track, 2; Poultry Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, Chair- 
man House Committee, 2. 

"Big Bill" has made an enviable record here at school, 
both in his studies and friendships. This tall, lanky lad 
from South Hadley is a most industrious worker as his 
excellent placement training testified. Perhaps he worked 
too hard last summer and this may be the reason for his 
trying to catch up on some lost sleep during class hours. 
We know when he leaves us in June that Bill will be 
getting out and doing big things in this world. 

Saniord Bookless 

Pittsfield Dairy Manufactures 

Football, 1, 2; Basketball Manager, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

He may leave our school "Bookless" but not "letter- 
less", because he so efficiently managed the basketball 
team and played football. "Borden's Little Helper" is what 
they called "Booky" back down in New York State, and 
he was much the same up here. His giggles and trucking 
ability had the class in an uproar all the time. Ah — 
Senoritas and Moonlight! Do you remember, Booky? 

Charles Henry Bothfeld 

Sherborn Animal Husbandry 

SHORTHORN Write-up Assistant, Football, 1, 2; Hockey, 
1, 2; Outing Club, 2; 4-H Club, 1, Vice-President, 2; 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, Vice-President, 2; Sociology 
Club, 2; Stosag Award; Class Day Chairman. 

Despite many activities, spare time found Charlie swim- 
ming, diving, and hiking. Charlie was the outstanding 
member of the An. Hus. class and was always near 
the top in marks. He was also tops in a good number 
of girls' hearts during his school years and we hope that 
one stays that way in his. A clear thinker, having a 
pleasant personality, Charlie will be a leader in his com- 
munity. May your heifers in those Vermont hills be your 
source of joy and comfortable livelihood. 

Clyde Towns Brennan 

South Sudbury Floriculture 

SHORTHORN Assistant Editor; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; 
Floriculture Club, President, 2; Class Play; Class History. 
Bren, Fieri, class spokesman and leader, was constantly 
seen slowly puffing his pipe, dreamy eyed, while his 
mind was evolving new schemes by the dozen. After a 
bombshell he dropped in oral English class last year, his 
strong personality emerged giving us a leader, speaker, 
organizer, and a favorite with everyone — especially with 
a little Miss in Sudbury who claimed his weekends. 


Eben Barnard Brown 

North Attleboro Animal Husbandry 

SHORTHORN Athletic Editor; Football, 1, 2; Outing 
Club, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2. 

Eben came from Vermont where the good old dairy 
farmers are found. He was a first class center on the 
football team and an all around good sport. His strong 
personality and dry humor were always welcome in any 
gathering. Deep voiced "Eb" entered wholeheartedly and 
enthusiastically into many social and academic activities, 
adding much to each. Success is sure to be his in what- 
ever he undertakes. 

Walter Herbert Brown 

North Dartmouth Animal Husbandry 

Hockey, 1, Captain, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; 
Sociology Club, 1, 2. 

Brownie, the little man with the big heart, smile, and 
fighting spirit was a bright spot in the class. A flash on 
the ice, he very capably captained this year's hockey 
team. Walt and his namesake, Eben, gave many a Prof 
a headache. We will always remember him and his 
roommate. Bill Allen, as the farmers from the whaling town. 

Animal Husbandry 

Meredith Foxwell Bryant 


Animal Husbandry Club, 2. 

Mert is another of the Norfolk "Aggie" boys who joined 
the class during the last year. His chief joy in life, when 
not escorting one of the fairer sex, is to think up new and 
terrible names for his classmates. We admire his ability 
to see the bright side of life and hope that he never 
loses it. 

Rudolph Louis Bume 

Newfields, New Hampshire Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horti- 
cullure Club, 2. 

"1 haven't anything to do tonight," Rudy would com- 
plain, for he usually would do his assignments a week 
before they were due. However, he spent his spare time 
helping a certain Flori girl do her home work. Rudy is 
an ardent collector of pipes, and is rarely seen when he 
isn't smoking one. He possesses a deep love for flowers, 
and his lapel was ever adorned v/ith a colorful bloom. 
May your roses grov^r to thirty-six inch stems, Rudy, and 
may your greenhouses have an abundance of sunshine 
throughout the year. 


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Paul Frederick Callahan 

Beachmont Poultry 

SHORTHORN Associate Editor; Poultry Club, 1, Presi- 
dent, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Newman Club, 2. 

"Old Beachmont of the Beachmont Callahans," our 
political and practical poultry man, never saw the Director 
when he didn't have a proposition to present. Cal's room 
was a veritable railroad station what with his many 
friends visiting there so often. Cal possessed the ad- 
mirable quality of being able to think clearly, and he 
taught his fellow classmates very well. The boys cen- 
tainly missed their leader after he left for Mt. Hope. We 
will all remember you, Cal, as our friend and may Lady 
Luck smile on you. 

Richard Rexford Clayton 

Saugus Poultry 

Hockey, Manager, 2; Cross Country, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 
1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2. 

A happy-go-lucky young man from Saugus, with never 
a worry or care, and an eye for the Amherst girls. Dick 
has "won himself a host of friends on and off campus. 
Good in his studies, manager of the hockey squad, and 
a stellar man on the cross country team, Dick has packed 
much work and pleasure into two years. He is a good 
company man, with always a loyal "word for the place 
where he "worked. Smooth sailing, Dick, back at Wirthmore. 


Rachel Louise Clough 


Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; Flori- 
culture, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, 2. 

As the bell rings and the class breaks up the first to 
reach the hall is Rachel. "Why?" — do you ask? There's 
a good reason and we'll let you guess. Mountains, dusty 
roads, sleigh rides, she conquers all — and again we will 
let you guess what holds her interest in these. She is the 
De Vinci of floral arrangements and we hope the roads 
ahead will be smooth and happy ones. 

Howard LeRoy Clute 

Schenectady, New York Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 2; Class Play Stage Manager. 

Bang! Bang! Down the street comes an old model 
"A" Ford carrying the whole Flori. class and at the wheel 
is that big hearted, generous demon of fun, Clutey. He 
is a true friend and an enthusiastic classmate. Wise 
cracks and puns are stored by thousands in Clutey' s ware- 
house of knowledge. We'll never forget you, Clutey, and 
we are sure that your little greenhouse at home will soon 
be a part of a range, because of your effort and 


Philip Newton Colby 

WoUaston Dairy Manufactures 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1; Dairy Club, 1, 2. 
Our surrealist description of Phil would be a cigarette, 
a cough, and a brief case. Why he has always been 
known as the "Admiral" we do not know. But we do 
know that the "Admiral" has always been one perfectly 
swell guy with "whom to work or be around. He is 
always into everything — special assignments and special 
demonstrations, like freezing for the Women's Club. 
Holyoke, here I come, eh, "Admiral?" 

William George Collins 

West Medford Animal Husbandry 

Hockey, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, Secretary, 2; 
Sociology Club, 2 

Bill is a fiery-headed lad from Medford who usually 
acts instead of speaks. He has earned for himself the 
title of "best dressed man of the An. Hus. Class." He 
has distinguished himself on the hockey team as left wing. 
Although Bill's present ambition is to be a winner at Bank 
Night, we expect him to be a gentleman farmer. 

Charles Henry Collis 

East Longmeadow 


Winter Track, 1, 2; Band, 2: Outing Club, 1, 2; Poultry 
Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, 2; 
Stosag Award. 

Our "dyed-in-the-wool Republican" led the class in 
poultry breeding and is a good fellow to have on any- 
one's track team. Studious and quiet, he has been a 
great asset to the poultry class, especially in helping us 
"with our Aggie Engine problems. He made a grand 
record here at school and also on placement. The fact 
that his employer wants him back this summer testifies 
to this. Charlie's speed will make "work pleasant for him 
because of the time he will save in daily chores. 

John flrthtir Costa 

Newton Poultry 

Football, 1, 2; Poultry Club, 1, Vice-President, 2; 4-H 
Club, 1, 2; Newman Club, 1, 2. 

Johnnie "was known on and off campus as "The One 
Better Kid," because of his ability to always add some- 
thing to any conversation. Small and vivacious, with a 
flair for the belles of North Brookfield, Johnnie was always 
on the go. An indication of dro"wsiness in classes, es- 
pecially the early ones, may be attributed to the fact 
that he put himself through school by working at anything 
and everything. With such a fine scholastic record back 
of him everything w"ill go "well for Johnnie. 


Charlotte Leavitt Cox 

Holyoke Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing Club, 2; 4-H Club, 1; 
S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, President, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; 
Horticulture Club, 2; Class Play. 

An ardent member of the "one minute of eight club" 
and often arriving one minute past, Charlotte puts in an 
appearance which can be described as aristocratic. As 
Miss Cox she is haughty, self assured, and almost ar- 
rogant; but as Charlotte — a congenial, playful, and like- 
able person. Charlotte has "class" and looks which we 
hope will make possible the success to which she aspires. 

Howard Paul Davison 

Wallingford, Vermont Dairy Manufactures 

Class Vice-President, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau 
Gamma, 1, 2; Class Oration. 

Dave was the boy from the Green Mountain District 
who never became tired of sweet things, such as "Sugar" 
— ahem! "Doc" was the shadow that Roy Frye cast and 
why not? Roy and he took frequent trips up North to- 
gether. He always had another story to tell even if the 
class was already five minutes late. Good-natured, jovial, 
earnest, and intelligent describes him to a "T". Hold 
tight to the plow handles, my boy, and your furrow will 
be both straight and deep. 

James Newman Deary 


Dairy Manufactures 

Football, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Student Council, 1, Vice- 
President, 2; Dairy Club, 1, Vice-President, 2; Sociology 
Club, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; Class Marshal. 

Jim is a quiet, conscientious type of boy who was 
always ready to help in any pursuit that would help the 
class, as was evidenced by the "Round Table Discussion" 
held one bright afternoon with the "powers that rule." 
Always fighting to the last ditch, he was a good loser. 
An excellent athlete and an equally good scholar was 
Jim; so there's only one road for him — the one straight to 
the top. 

Silvio Peter DeBonis 

Fitchburg Floriculture 

Wrestling, 1, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Floriculture 
Club, Treasurer, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, Vice-President, 2; 
Class Treasurer, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 1; Class Play. 

Good looking, amiable, friendly and always helpful, 
this is our pal "Sil." Quiet, yes, but need one have to 
talk when one can handle girls and hedge shears as Sil 
does? A good student, but who would know it, for Sil is 
modest and keeps it to himself. We all know him as 
"A Great Guy" and may good fortune be Sil's in years 
to come. 


John. DeSpencer 

Lawrence Poultry 

Wrestling, 1; Poultry Club, 1, 2; DeMolay Club. 
In Jack we have the rare combination of a young man 
with brains who doubts his own ability. Worry in the 
form of studies, cars, and girls confronted him right from 
the beginning. He was the other inhabitant of room 206, 
who was constantly besieged by all his classmates. With 
his likable personality, good nature and business ability, 
we feel sure that Jack will make Lawrence sit up and 
take notice. 

Vernon Gilbert Doty 

West Springfield Vegetable Gardening 

SHORTHORN Write-up Assistant; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 
Vice-President, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Class Promenade 

Gil must have been born with a pair of pliers in his 
hand, for he is a mechanic at heart. Calm and easy 
going, he maintains that we Americans are leading 
too fast a life for him. Of his class, Gil had the most 
intense interest in vegetable culture, due, no doubt to the 
job waiting for him at home. We hope that the Con- 
necticut River won't disturb Gil's peace of mind again by 
short cutting across his farm. 

George Campbell Douglas 

Roslindale Poultry 

Poultry Club, 1, 2; DeMolay Club; Dance Committee, 2. 

This boy in our estimation is one smooth lad, and 
unquestionably will succeed as a country gentleman. 
"Doug", the stylist of his class, causes the lovely lassies 
on campus to succumb to his charming gaiety and bubbling 
exhuberance. His keen eye and steady hand make him 
a hard man to defeat either in the bowling alley or in 
the pitcher's box. Well-mannered and well-groomed, he 
was one of the best liked fellows in the class. 

Philip Warren Elmer 

Melrose Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; DeMolay Club. 
Phil is a quiet fun loving fellow whose helping hand 
was ever present. He has adopted the Milking Shorthorns 
as his standard of perfection. Although not a mem- 
ber of any varsity squad, he was an intermural enthusiast. 
He also distinguished himself by being the posterior end 
of the cow at the Student Council dance. The memory of 
Phil and his little green roadster will long remain in the 
hearts of his friends. 


Arnold Gustav Erickson 

Quincy Pomology 

SHORTHORN Associate Editor; Horticultural Show, 2. 
In Arnie we received another good student from Norfolk 
Aggie. Painstaking and industrious, he soon won our 
respect. A quiet fellow on campus, he lA^as seldom quiet 
■when asked a question in class, for he always had a satis- 
factory answer. Very English when a joke was told, 
Arnie used to give a big "oh yeah" when it was ex- 
plained to him. Arnie's general course in farming will be 
very useful in establishing his apple orchard. 

Noiman Wilcox Estabrooks 

West Brooksville, Maine 

4-H Club, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2. 

Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2; Sociology 

It was a treat to see Red swinging through those square 
dances at Greenfield. He is the jovial, good-natured farm 
lad from Maine, who besides his numerous extra-curricular 
activities, worked at the College farm. In spite of his 
profs he expects to have a 10,000 pound herd of Holsteins 
before long. Our faith in Red tells us that he will do 
it too. 

Arnold Morton Fischer 

Vineyard Haven Animal Husbandry 

Football, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 1, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, President, 2. 

Arnie, also known as Mort to his fraternity brothers, is 
the third and last of three brothers to attend Stockbridge. 
Ma Goodwin's "Little One" did his best to promote 
A. T. G. and ably served as its president in his senior 
year. With the typical "Fischer Ford" and his friendly 
nature, Arnie has made a large number of friends, both 
masculine and feminine in and about Amherst. 

Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2; Sociology 

Walter Gowdy Foster 

Wapping, Connecticut 

4-H Club, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2. 

"Willy" is a typical Connecticut Yankee as evidenced 
by his part in the "Cow" in the Student Council barn 
dance. He has won a warm place in the hearts of his 
classmates with his congenial nature and good fellowship. 
Intermural games gave him an outstanding place as a 
basketball player. With his quiet perserverance, "Willy" 
v^ill make a name for himself in the years to come. 


Ernest Charles Foumier 

Webster Dairy Manufactures 

Football, 1, Captain, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Dairy, 1, 2; 
Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 2: Agronomy 
Club, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma. 

Football players may come and they may go, but the 
memory of "Puss's" down-the-field charges will never die 
in the annals of Stockbridge football. A big rugged lad 
who could give and take, on and off the field, was Ernie 
as his scholastic records show. He's the French boy that 
went native, eh, fellers? His classmates called him the 
"Bridegroom" but the answer to it all is in Haverhill. 

Roy Leonard Frye 

Leominster Dairy Manufactures 

Basketball, 1, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry 
Club, 1, 2; DeMolay Club; Agronomy Club, 2: Alpha Tau 

Roy is the chap who always had a pleasant word for 
everyone. On his many trips Leominster and points 
North were Roy's destination, for he lived in one, and 
visited in the others. His philosophy is never to worry 
about losing one's education, for that is deeply imbedded 
in a place where it will always be available. "Roy, now 
what do we do?" was a frequent question in dairy lab, 
and after Roy's instructions, it was done. 

James Parker Gibson 

Watertown Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; Y. M. C. A., 2; 
Kolony Klub, 1, Vice-President, 2 

Whenever the K. K. boys needed any fatherly advice, 
old "Gran-paw" Gibson was there with the "goods". 
Jovial, carefree, yet most effective in all his endeavors was 
"Hoot". He is the boy who once failed in an earnest 
endeavor, but after a short respite, tackled the task again 
and did he succeed? Well 1 should swoon! His class- 
mates will never forget the day in Aggy Ec. when he was 
asked as to what happened during Lincoln's time and he 
hollered out, "We had the Civil War!" 

Walter Francis Golash 

Haydenville Horticulture 

Horticulture Show, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Dance 
Committee, 1. 

"Watt", though remaining in the background more than 
some of his classmates, was just as ready for fun as any 
of them. He entered the class discussions with positive 
reasons and stuck to them until he had sound reasons for 
changing them. "Go" was never so fast on his feet as 
when on a dance floor, then his feet fairly twinkled. A 
grand person to know, we feel "Go" will put the Hayden- 
ville Goloshes on the map when he takes over the 
management of that 'estate upon graduation. 

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Earl Stewart Goodale 

Methuen Poultry 

Poultry Club, 1, 2. 

In this world of growing competition and need for 
superior workers, we feel that Earl can be depended upon 
to do his share. This tall lad from Methuen was about 
the tops scholastically. Besides being a brilliant student, 
a good skier and an expert bowler, he practically ate the 
Dairy department out of ice cream. "Goody" has now 
reached his "length" and will be working for his "breadth" 
either on his own plant or on some other poultry plant up 
Lawrence way. 

Henry Thompson Griifin 

Bloomfield, Connecticut Wildlife Management 

Football, 1; Student Council, 1, President, 2; Class Presi- 
dent, 1; Ring Committee, 1, Chairman, 2; Horticultural 
Show, 1; Recreational Conference, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 
1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; Permanent Class President. 
Henry, or better known as Grif, recognized always by 
a camera, a cigar in the corner of his mouth and a 
snappy De Soto, answered the call for good wildlife 
managers. If there is anyone Grif doesn't know in 
Amherst, it isn't his fault, for he did his best to meet 
everyone. His bag of stories and picturesque speech 
make him a popular addition at any "bull" session. His 
good deed in life is the desire to make this world a better 
place to live in by "liberating the Cubans." 

Edward Howard Haczela 

Savoy Poultry 

Cross Country, 2; Winter Track, 1, Captain, 2; Poultry 
Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; Alpha 
Tau Gamma; Graduation Speaker. 

Hailing from the hills of Savoy, Hac gets the prize for 
asking the most questions in class. With plenty of push 
and determination he received good grades, worked as a 
waiter, became captain of the track team and still found 
time to squire a certain young lady at Alpha Lambda Mu. 
With a business waiting for him in June and this certain 
young lady also graduating in a few years — Well, Hac, 
it's up to you. Good luck! 

Lowell Knight Hammond 

Hopedale Floriculture 

Cross Country, 1, Co-captain, 2; Winter Track, 1; Student 
Council, 2; Horticultural Show, 2; Floriculture Club, Vice- 
President, 2; Horticulture Club, 2; Dance Committee, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, Secretary, 2; Class Picnic Chairman. 
A way with the ladies, a loyal class spirit, and the love> 
of an argument is what the class associates with "Bud". 
He is a good fellow with plenty of pep. Carnations hold 
Bud's interest and why not, for there is nothing like "some- 
thing in common" for a way to happiness, and it is a. 
happy married life that we predict for this genial florist. 


George Sylvester Hartley 



SHORTHORN Write-up Assistant; Cross Country Man- 
ager, 2: Winter Track Manager, 2; Holticultural Show, 1,2. 

Living on track row with those two track men, Bearce 
and Clayton, George served ably as track manager. 
Helped by his roommates, his fun-making was often a 
source of concern to his landlady. George knew what he 
wanted and learned it thoroughly. Though interested in 
cider making, we know that by his application of Tobie's 
course, few of George's apples v^ill find their v/ay to the 
cider mill. 

Percival Vining Hastings 

Agawam Wildlife Management 

Football, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2; Horticulture Show, 1; 
Recreational Conference, 1, 2; Stosag Award. 

Jack is that tall, handsome, guiet man of the woods, 
and is always an enjoyable companion. His courage to 
stand up to his own convictions, whether right or wrong, 
has won for him a high regard among his classmates. 
Jack, though unpolished in athletics at first, soon became 
the pride of the class in his many athletic contests. We are 
confident his good-natured disposition and brilliant mind 
will carry him far. 

Roli Fedor Werner Heitmann 

Bedford Village, New York Horticulture 

SHORTHORN Statistics Editor; Student Council, 2; Outing 
Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, Treasurer, 2; Dance Com- 
mittee, 1; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 2; Permanent Class Secre- 

Rolf, with his German accent and pleasing personality, 
was known and liked from one end of the campus to the 
other. An industrious and hard worker, deeply interested 
in Horticulture, he added much to our class. Rolf, a founder 
of the Hort. Club, was called upon to serve as an officer 
in many of the social and academic activities. You have 
left behind a vast number of friends who will recall you 
with a pleasant memory. 

Edwin Eino Helander 

Maynard Dairy Manufactures 

SHORTHORN Art Editor; Student Council, 1; Football, 1; 
Hockey, 1, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; Sociology 
Club, 2; Graduation Speaker. 

Here's the dab of color in the Dairy Class, the boy with 
Red is an exponent of the theory that one should be confi- 
dent of success in order to attain his goal and he followed 
his "guiding light". He was one of the three charter 
members of the "Round Table Discussion" and his other 
activities were varied and many. 


Walter Matthew Hobbs 

Nantasket Beach Wildlife Management 

Horticultural Show, 1; Recreational Conference, 1, 2. 
Here is a man who needs no introduction, for he does 
his own introducing. His ability to acquaint himself with 
anyone at first sight, especially the ladies, not only in 
Amherst, but, also in surrounding areas, has made him 
popular. With a shovel on one arm and a woman 
on the other, not to mention his highly advertised ability 
as a taxidermist, we are sure Walt will make a great 
place for himself in the Massachusetts Conservation 

James Joseph Jenkins 

Clinton Corners, New York. Horticulture 

Class President, 2; Student Council, 2; Horticultural 
Show, 1, Horticultural Division Chairman, 2; Outing Club, 1, 
Treasurer, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 
President, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Class Vice-President, 1; 
Stosag Award; Class Play. 

Jim possesses a great capacity for leadership and 
organization. He has been a hard and active worker his 
two years at school. His insistence to stick to his own 
belief has often bordered on stubbornness. An officer of 
many organizations, Jim did his best to carry out his 

Robert Jenney 



Outing Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Horticulture 
Show, 1, 2. 

Bob is a typical New Englander — capable, sincere, and 
serious in expression. He was always wondering if there 
would be an exam, and after the exam, whether he passed 
it. He considered anything below eighty-five flunking — 
and even then rarely flunked, despite the hours spent on 
lover's lane, on skating parties, and his apparent oblivion 
in class. We hope you finally take a good picture of the 
moon. Bob. 

John Jessel 

Methuen Vegetable Gardening 

SHORTHORN Editor-in-Chief; Horticultural Show, 1, Vege- 
table Gardening Division Chairman, 2; Stosag Award. 

Our versatile editor is able to cope with any situation 
that presents itself. In the classroom he is second to none, 
and in extra curricular activities endeavors to help his 
classmates never thinking of his own welfare. He is 
always the inspiration of the discouraged and those slow 
to comprehend. Like Tut, he is proud of being a member 
of the "Royal Order of Scullions." Jess will most likely 
succeed because of his untiring efforts and his willingness 
to tackle jobs that are too hard for the next fellow. 


Chester Martin Johnson 

Belmont Animal Husbandry 

Football, 1, 2; Hockey, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 2; 
Class Marshal. 

Known as '"Chet" to all, this jovial and hard working 
lad is sure to forge high in the agricultural field. Already 
possessing quite a reputation among his classmates for 
his discoveries, his ne'wly patented "Johnson's can't over- 
graze grass" will be a boon to his An. Hus. friends. He 
is also well known for his high food consumption, and he 
v^rore v/aiter, "Arnie," down to a mere two hundred pounds 
running for additional helpings. But, seriously, Chet will 
be missed by his many friends upon graduation. 

John Edward Kennedy 

Feeding Hills Horticulture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; Stosag 
Award; General Chairman Commencement Committee. 

"Johnny", or "Superslinger", is another one of those 
people who appear to take life easy yet come out on the 
top every time. Last year the Westinghouse Electric Com- 
pany gave us an ambitious, good-natured, and friendly 
fellow who has rhythm in his soul — to his landlady's 
deepest dismay. Johnny had to bear the blame of many 
insect deaths due to his very successful placement on 
campus last summer. His ability will keep him ahead 
whether he continues school or not. 

Waiiam Wright King 

Brookline Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 1. 
Bill was another studious boy from Brookline who really 
wanted to learn An. Hus. He was a very quiet chap, but 
we found him a good comrade once the ice was broken. 
Besides ranking high in his class, he has shown a deep 
interest in the finer arts. In years to come. Bill will be 
recalled to memory because of his respect and admiration 
for fine horses. 

Henry Francis Knightly 


Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2. 

Henry is the exemplication of the well-known adage of 
"local boy makes good." The town of Amherst will do 
well to recognize young men of his caliber. He is one of 
these rare individuals who believe that deeds carry more 
weight than mere words, and acts accordingly. The 
quietest boy in the class but when he went to Holyoke, 
ro did the egg money! Henry, give us your rendition of 
that Notre Dame song! 

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Vaughn Kochakian 

Haverhill Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, Floricultural Division Chairman, 2; 
Outing Club, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 2. 

"Hammond?" "Present." "Ko-Ko-." "Kochakian," would 
volunteer the proud possessor of this tongue-twisting name 
at roll-call. Besides identifying Ko with his unpronounce- 
able name, we also think of his ever-present hunger. 
There never was a time when the mention of food didn't 
cause him to groan. Ko's ability to remember plant names 
was the envy of the Flori class. We have enjoyed your 
company, Ko, and we know that your beautiful flo"wers 
will be appreciated in the city of Haverhill. 

Charles Weber Ladd 

Wilbraham Animal Husbandry 

Cheer Leader, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Soci- 
ology Club, 2; Kolony Klub. 

After graduation, the three musketeers of the An. Hus. 
class shall ride no more, or perhaps we should say not 
so often, for friendships as strong as Charlie, Don, and 
Elliot have for one another can't be broken by a mere 
graduation. Charlie is an industrious and likeable fellow. 
He cut many a fine steak in the abattoir and an equally 
"fine figure" in society. Just keep on cutting those choice 
steaks, Charlie, recording the "figures" in your salesbook 
and your fortune is made. 

John Wesley Lawrence 

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Vegetable Gardening 

Horticuhural Show, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; 4-H Club, 
1, 2; Sociology Club, 1, 2; Dance Committee, 2; Kolony 
Klub, 1, President, 2. 

Although a quiet fellow in the classroom, Johnnie was 
usually found at the bottom of the pranks played at his 
house. His social obligations often took him to distant 
cities and accounted for his "Special Delivery" mail. 
Despite his many outside activities, he placed his studies 
first and did them well. We hope your ambition to 
manage an estate garden is realized, as we are sure you 
will do a good job of it. 

Animal Husbandry 
Club, 2; Sociology 

Paul Sylvester Lehtola 

South Weymouth 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; 4-H 
Club, 2. 

A fine judge of animals and a good orator, Paul made 
a splendid impression on his classmates with the talk he 
gave concerning his trip to the National Live Stock and 
Dairy Show, at which he was a major prize winner. His 
peppy car was the vehicle "which transported the "gang" 
so frequently to those enjoyable square dances in Green- 
field. An ardent club worker, he gave the 4-H his whole 
hearted support. We will all remember Paul as the fun- 
loving fellow who was always in a hurry. 


Dairy Manufactures 
Track, 1, 2; Sociology 

Hyman Litwack 


Dairy Club, 1, 2; Y. M. C. A.; 
Club; Stosag Award. 

Hyman's running and thinking were both of the same 
nature — fast and effective. He was the envy of the class 
whenever an exam was passed back; and he was kidded 
unmercifully when he slipped below his usual high aver- 
age, but his good nature never left him. He was truly 
an excellent student and a stickler for exactness in all 
his work. Hyman is bound to go a long way in the right 

Donald Robert Luther 

Dudley Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club; Kolony 

"Why didn't I go to bed last night?" was Don's pet 
remark, but before we could ask why, he would give us 
the reason. He was happy-go-lucky and always ready 
for a good time; however his scholastic record shows us 
that he studied faithfully. Don kept us in good humor by 
contradicting himself so often. Keep on grinning, Don, and 
its infectiousness will continue to win you friends. 

Arthur Maki 

Ashburnham Poultry 

Poultry Club, 1, 2. 

This co-operative-minded young man spent a quiet two 
years here at school. Ambitious and studious, he was the 
top student in the poultry class. However, we who knew 
Maki, found behind this quiet and calm exterior, a young 
man full of fun who appreciated every kind of a joke 
whether it happened to be on the Profs or on himself. 
He plans to go into the baby chick business and if his 
work here is any criterion, we will be proud of him. 

Maynord Frederick Marsh 

Gorham, Maine Wildlife Management 

SHORTHORN Assistant Business Manager; Horticultural 
Show, 1; Recreational Conference, 1, 2; Stosag Award. 

The mailman called on "Moose" every day with a few 
letters which were so fat, that, at times, extra postage 
was due on them. We are sure that these letters were not 
advertisements, for the stationery had the fragrance of a 
pleasant perfume. Moose's poker face had us baffled 
Vi^hen he told us those convincing stories about three 
potatoes making a carload and ten blueberries a quart 
basket, "down East." We are sure Moose's determination 
and good-naturedness will carry him far in the field of 
wildlife management. 


Edward Martin Marlinsen 

East Douglas Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing Club, 2; Floriculture 
Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 

There is no hurry to Marty, but what is of more value — 
a desire to have work well done. This strong, well-built, 
member of the Flori group is a student of the old school. 
Girls? — Nix, just wholesome fun with the fellows and the 
pleasure of reading good books. He is a swell fellow 
supported with a determination to make good. We know 
you will, Marty, and here's to you. 

Joseph Charles Martula 

Hadley Horticulture 

Basketball, 1, Captain, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2. 
Joe is our ever smiling, good-natured lad "who came 
from Hadley each day and who knew what to do with 
his "Idle Hours." He was an enthusiastic basketball 
player and very ably captained the varsity team in his 
senior year. Thoughtful, polite, and always ready to lend 
a hand, Joe has made many fast friends and will continue 
to do so as he goes on in his life work. 

Robert McHardy 

LeRoy, New York Wildlife Management 

Horticultural Sho%v, l; Recreational Conference, 1, 2; 
Senior Dance Committee, 2. 

Mac is that happy-go-lucky Scotchman who decided that 
wildlife management appealed to him more than Jello 
manufacturing. He is a true friend and companion, and 
he has endeared himself to us through his cheerful dis- 
position and willingness to lend a hand. Mac likes to 
hunt, but his greatest love is fishing and fish culture. 
He likes to swap yarns, but when told about the trout 
seen carrying a bear cub on its back, he quickly changes 
the subject. 

Animal Husbandry 
Animal Husbandry 

Freeman Daniel Meader 

Westport Harbor 

Outing Club, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2; 
Club, 2; Sociology Club, 2. 

B. U. girls appeal to Red, and we've heard that he 
appeals to them. He is easy on others but a hard worker 
on himself — a rare combination, and he is sure to make 
a good dairy farmer. An eagle scout, he does all in his 
po"wer to foster scouting. On campus and off, we will 
remember Red as always being with Dick Taylor. 


Edward Roman Melnick 

Dairy Manufactures 

South Deerfield 

Dairy Club, 1, 2. 

The pride of the ice cream makers and rightly so, for 
where else could the Dairy class find anybody like Eddie 
— big, strong, and powerful in physique; mentally alert and 
conscientious to the "nth" degree. Quite an actor too, for 
he had the leading role in the Dairy class's current campus 
hit, "Jimmy Valentine at the Hardening Room Door." 
Watch your opportunities in life as you watched the 
"doors" and you'll get ahead, Eddie. 

Donald Elwin Nason 

Norton Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Class Play. 
As "Valiente is the word for Carrie," so "Ingenious" is 
the "Word for Don, our friend of high ideas and inventions. 
While his most recent accomplishment, the music stand- 
book-holder-upper for those who enjoy reading in bed, 
may not make history, his "tea at 4:00, and cocktails at 
5:00" program for greenhouse laborers will probably revo- 
lutionize the florist industry. These, however, are only 
his lighter ideas, for "Don" has some practical ideas 
which will make his range pay large dividends. 

William Hans Nehring 

Leeds Horticulture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 2. 
Bill is another one of the group of "foreigners" and 
came to us from Leeds — the Inn possibly? Ever kidding, 
joking, and full of fun, he saw the bright side of every- 
thing. Often taking command of the class, he would give 
us a long line seriously, then act surprized if we failed 
to believe it. Bill's cheery nature, easy flow of words, 
and earnestness in his work will take him rolling along. 

Margaret Neilson 

Northampton Animal Husbandry 

S. C. S., 1; Tri Sigma, 2; Stosag Award. 

Although Margaret has shown us the ultimate in work 
well done, "we firmly believe she "was born under a 
question mark instead of a lucky star. With her bag of 
questions, she was right in the center of a demonstration, 
especially in the meats laboratory. Margaret is not quite 
sure which branch of animal husbandry she will enter, 
but with her interest and earnestness, we know she will 
make a wise choice. 

Ivar Ame Nielsen 

Jamaica Plain Horticulture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 2. 

"The Swede" was known to his classmates as the boy 
"who knew "how to get them." His surveying level was 
constantly turned on the "Abbey" or he was driving his 
oak-floored auto toward Boston. Good-naturedly, he took 
a lot of kidding, and responded only by lighting up a 
smoke. Ivor is a serious minded boy, really interested in 
Hort. and due for success at the estate he is to manage. 

Richard Belden North 

Lenox Dairy Manufactures 

SHORTHORN Activities Editor; Y. M. C. A.; Dairy Club, 2. 
Never a member of Royalty was R. Belden North, but 
before he left this campus he v/as "King-ed." We never 
did find out whether Dick was interested in the dancing 
classes on Thursday nights or in some one there, but we 
have our own ideas about this. He was the friendliest 
boy in the class and had many pals. Dick's winning 
personality and fine character will make itself evident 
wherever he goes. 

Harold Oehler 


Wildlife Management 
Horticultural Show, 1; Recreational Conference, 1, 2; 
Stosag Award. 

Harry is a boy known by all, but whose methods of 
succeeding are understood by few — sleeping during study 
hours, yet an outstanding student — hunting with a club 
instead of a gun, yet bringing back the game. A fine 
woodsman with a knowledge of woodcraft, and above all 
a jolly good companion, we predict his unique methods 
of succeeding, plus his love of the out-of-doors, will provide 
him with a prosperous and happy future. 

John Esa Oinonen 

Fitchburg Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 
Historian, 2. 

Finland's gift to the United States. Although John was 
born in this country, he was always jabbering away in 
that language of his with his fellow countryman, Helander. 
"Jussi" had a personality that was beyond compare. He 
could talk with the professors in that same carefree banter- 
ing way of his without seeming impertinent as he seemed 
to the students. Where there's a Finn — there's a co- 
operative; so John, being true to form, hopes to manage 
one in the very near future. 


Stanley Fulton Parker 

Braintree Poultry 

Poultry Club, 2. 

The staunch friends, Stan and Maki, had only one dif- 
ference of opinion, and when that was evidenced did the 
cooperatives catch it. Bashful, reticent Stan is quite an 
apiarist, and at present owns twelve colonies of bees. 
He won't be stung often for his cool, calm actions will win 
the confidence of the bees. Stan believes that one's own 
business is the best occupation, so we expect to see him 
and his pomology-trained brother combined in a poultry- 
fruit enterprise. 

Wallace Richard Parker 

1, 2; Outing Club, 2; 


West Boylston 

Horticultural Show, 
Club, 1, 2. 

Work, work, and then more work, the more he had the 
better Wally liked it. Every weekend found him looking 
for a ride home with the excuse that he must work, but 
most of us weren't fooled by that excuse. Ivor and Wally 
were constantly together and usually something was afoot 
when whispers came from their direction. With his am- 
bition, diligence, and friendly disposition, Wally should 
have a well-established landscape business within a few 

Estelle Nancy Peirce 

North Dartmouth 


Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Outing Club, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 
1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2; S. C. S., 1, 
Tri Sigma, Secretary, 2; Class Play. 

Nancy showed no partiality when a broad shoulder was 
needed on which to take a nap during a dry lecture. Be- 
cause of this, one bashful Flori boy spent many uncomfort- 
able class periods, although it didn't bother the other male 
members of the class. Despite Nancy's peaceful slumber- 
ing, she has one of the best business heads of her group. 
Your knowledge of the retail flori business and your sales 
ability will attract the Cape's tourists to your door, Nancy. 

George Harold Phillips, Jr. 

Natick, Rhode Island Horticulture 

M. S. C. Collegian, Stockbridge Correspondent, 2; Horti- 
cultural Club, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1; Horticultural 
Show, 1, 2; Stosag Award. 

"Scoop" so called because he was forever on the trail 
of news for the Collegian, was our "top notcher" in 
studies. Quiet, steady, even tempered, rather abrupt, his 
few but direct words could be accepted on any subject, 
for he knew what he was talking about. Throwing knives, 
at doors — except those of a "red and gold" one uptown, 
was one of his pet past times. That estate in Rhode 
Island should be unexcelled. Scoop, when you go back to 
help your father manage it. 


Eugene Michael Provenzani 

Fitchburg Horticulture 

Kolony Klub, 1, Treasurer, 2; Y. M. C. A.; Sociology 
Club, 1, President, 2; Senior Dance Committee, 2. 

Mike, the short, thick-set fellow with a loud "hello" for 
everyone, comes from Fitchburg. Serious about all his 
classes and fraternity duties, we have all found him a 
true friend willing to help anyone. "Now take for instance, 
Prof!" — started many a discussion, and they weren't about 
those weekend trips to Waltham! It goes without saying 
that Mike v^rill some day be "tops" on golf course turf. 

Norman Joseph Reilly 

Weymouth Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma. 
Although "Joe" was small of stature, he had a heart of 
a lion and unusual courage. Every task, be it physical or 
mental, was met fearlessly, and he came out on top every 
time. He was the best "ribber" in the class and when- 
ever he began to joke with someone, his opponent was 
sure to come out next best. His powers of comprehension 
in the matter of straightening out the difficulties of the 
Milk Control Board will set him right where the action is 
greatest and he'll be there, the "big" little man. 

John Ed'ward Rice, Jr. 

Marlboro Pomology 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; DeMolay Club. 

An expert at dodging the campus cop, Johnnie rode from 
class to class with complete confidence. Really well in- 
formed about fruit growing, he worried his professors by 
making absurd statements. Johnnie's cartoons of fruit pests, 
drawn on the blackboard, brought many chuckles from his 
classmates and "Tobie." We hope Johnnie won't "lose" 
his instructions on swarm control, for if he does, he'll have 
a full time job watching for bee swarms. 

Oliver Melvin Richardson 

Animal Husbandry 
2; Alpha Tau Gamma, 1, 


Animal Husbandry Club 
Treasurer, 2. 

On the way to dinner, Ollie's car raced Arnie's roadster, 
and usually beat it, for Arnie's auto had even the running 
boards and rear bumper loaded down with the "gang." 
As he drove by, he would give us his persistent smile 
accompanied by a wave. GUie combined business with 
pleasure, so he spent his weekends working at home. 
Keep on working Ollie, and you are sure to get there. 


Robert James Riedl 

Worcester Dairy Manufactures 

Hockey, 2; Dairy Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 
1, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Y. M. C. A.,- Agronomy Club, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma. 

"Where there's smoke, there's fire," so find Reilly and 
you find Riedl. Bob was the Dairy class's contribution to 
the Esquire fashion parade, for he was one of these 
individuals who looked well-dressed in his lab clothes, 
as well as his ordinary street wear. He was a good 
athlete and student, giving his best in both, and always 
came out near the top. Whenever anyone wanted a date, 
Bob would look in his "black book" and find just the one 
for you. Truly, a "great guy." 

Louis Andrew Ruggles 


Vegetable Gardening 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Kolony Klub, 1, Historian, 1; 
Sociology Club, 2. 

Hardwick claims Rug as her son, and in him she has a 
great booster. Rug has a definite stand on any subject 
that is presented. Well liked by his classmates, the object 
of many of their jests, he will be remembered as a tolerant 
and peace loving fellow. His quiet nature v^rill continue 
to win him friends and his persistence a good vegetable 
gardening business. 

Louis Charles Sch'waab 

Auburndale Vegetable Gardening 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 2; DeMolay 
Club; Kolony Klub, 1, House Manager, 2; Class Play; 
Stosag Award; Graduation Speaker. 

The little details of vegetable culture were the things 
that interested Louie, much to "Tut's" exasperation. How- 
ever, these finer points served to round out his studies 
more completely. Greeted on entering the class room 
with, "Schwaabie is here, we can start the class now," 
he would come right back with, "Are our exams corrected 
yet?" His well-kept city garden assures us that Louie will 
specialize in growing quality vegetable products. 

Bertha Louise Searle 

Northampton Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 2; Outing Club, 1; Floriculture Club, 
Secretary, 2; Horticulture Club, 2; S. C. S., 1, Tri Sigma, 2; 
Stosag Award. 

A leader in class affairs, a participant in extra-curricular 
activities, and a great sport in social gatherings was 
Louise. Singing, laughing, joking, and smiling — she will 
hold a fond place in our memories for many years to 
come. She is a very sensible girl with ability in every 
phase of Flori work, and we can easily picture Louise as 
the proud owner of a flower business. 



Walter Jerome Seelig, II 

Brooklyn, New York Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Y. M. 

C. A.; Agronomy Club, 2; Dance Committee, Chairman, 2; 

Winter Carnival Committee, 1, 2. 

When your eyes light upon a tall, ■well-built figure, 

walking -with military precision, it is sure to be Walt. 

His training in the New York Military Academy has given 

him a figure of which to be proud. Ho^vever, he wanted 

training in the Dairy field, so we found him in our midst. 

A perfect gentleman and an adept student, aptly describes 

him. Walt never aspires to be a "Sampson" but he does 

like to be "strong." 

Henry Lloyd Shuster 

Waban Poultry 

Poultry Club, 1, 2. 

"Shuey," sophisticated and undoubtedly the best dressed 
man on campus, did not seem the proper type for a poultry 
farm. However, he surprised everyone by not only getting 
a splendid recommendation on placement, but also by 
being one of the best students in class. He was a regular 
fellow, who had a knack of concocting keen, viritty phrases. 
Best wishes to both, you and the certain "Miss" from 
Newton. May you go bombing along together on smooth 

filbert Edmund Simoni, Jr. 

Norwood Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; Horticulture 
Club, 2. 

A gracious smile greets us as we meet Al. This smile 
is indicative of a splendid spirit in a fine fellow. Norfolk 
Aggie sent us Al, and they should be as proud of him as 
we are. Studious and full of fun, his personality will paint 
a very clear picture on the canvas of friendship. We can 
see Al working to the top and we'll give a cheer for 
every yard gained. 

Francis Joseph Simonich 

Chicopee Vegetable Gardening 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; 4-H Club, 1, 2. 

Our commuting friend had many obstacles to overcome 
in his daily travels to and from school — what with cold 
hands and a slippery, treacherous Notch. Si usually 
scoffed at a statement and in the discussion which fol- 
lowed, facts were brought out that were enlightening to 
all. Lean, yet rugged, Si was happy whether walking, 
swimming, or pushing a motor cultivator. We are sure 
that Frank's Chicopee sand dune will be very productive 
under his management. 


John Jacob Sloet 

Newton Center Wildlife Management 

SHORTHORN Write-up Assistant; Horticultural Show, 1; 
Recreational Conference, 1, 2; Senior Dance Committee; 
Kolony Klub, 1, Secretary, 2. 

Johnnie wanted to take wildlife management, so he 
came to Stockbridge a year early to make sure that he 
would be admitted to the course. Possessing a keen inter- 
est in his work, good-natured Johnnie was helpful and 
enthusiastic. However, he often took a nap during a dry 
lecture as we all have done at some time. John prefers 
administration from the desk to a rough and ready life 
and we are sure he will do well in the position waiting 
for him. 

Joseph Pierce Spalding 

Woodstock, Connecticut 

Animal Husbandry 
SHORTHORN Photography Editor; Football, 1, 2; Track, 
1, 2; Student Council, 1; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; 
Alpha Tau Gamma. 

Despite manipulating a tray, Joe still had time to get 
into the social and athletic activities on campus. Joe knew 
many girls at the Abbey, and a certain sorority, and was 
always willing to arrange a date for any of his friends. 
Joe has won a place in the hearts of his classmates with 
his ever ready smile, and will to help. In our remi- 
niscences we will remember Joe for his sturdy figure and 
"school girl" complexion. 

Frank Manly Stone 

Boston Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Y. M. C. A.; Q. T. V. 

True to Boston tradition, Frank is a brilliant and erudite 
student. He is skilled and experienced in his field, and 
a grand person with whom to work. We have admired 
his competent and efficient method of having his lessons 
down pat, by the use of his personally evolved little 
reference library file system on cards in the back of his 
notebook. His mind and body may have been in Amherst, 
but his heart was in Boston. 

Ralph Waldo Stone, Jr. 

South Sudbury Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; DeMolcy Club. 
Good looks and. pleasant personality have made Ralph 
popular on our campus. He enjoyed walking in the snow, 
but so would we if we had a "date" to see home. We 
shall always associate Ralph with a good pipe and Bill 
King. Ralph's practical field experience in Animal Hus- 
bandry and his technical training here at Stockbridge has 
made him a farmer who knov^rs the game. 


Raymond Charles Surgen 

Hadley Dairy Manufactures 

Dairy Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Gamma. 

We lost a good man from our football team when a knee 
injury forced Ray to retire to the field of "scholastic 
endeavor." Here was the member of the class who never 
had a harsh word for anyone. He was a conscientious, 
hard worker who always got results. It was rumored thai 
he was quite a social "butterfly" but we never did find 
out and he simply smiled in that infectious way of his 
whenever asked. 

Richard Mather Taylor 

Feeding Hills Animal Husbandry 

4-H Club, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Sociology 
Club, 2. 

Dick, the tall dark haired fellow from Feeding Hills, is 
known for his tall stories and spontaneous laugh. He is 
proud of his home town and the accomplishments of its 
inhabitants and doesn't hesitate to tell you about them. 
Dick and Red Meader were the comic section of the An. 
Hus. group, and we hope that graduation will not separate 
them. Play the accordion to the cows, Dick, for "contended 
cows give more milk." 

Edwin Hubbard Treadwell 

Lynn Pomology- 

Hockey, 2; Horticultural Show, 1, 2; DeMolay Club; 
Alpha Tau Gamma. 

This city boy was a bundle of nerves and energy which 
was noticeable in his very speech, movement and manner. 
He would thrill at every statement made by his professors 
which he thought would be of practical use. Practical Ed 
c'id not believe "absence makes the heart grow fonder," 
for every weekend found him hurrying home in his "worthy 
chariot. We hope Ed's ambition to establish an orchard 
and jelly manufacturing will be realized. 

Arthur Vernal Tripp, Jr. 

Westport Poultry 

Poultry Club, 2; 4-H Club, 2. 

"Tripsy" came to us this year to put <he finishing touches 
on his poultry education. Very good-natured, quiet, and 
unobtrusive, he was immediately taken into the group and 
regarded as one of us. Roller-skating and dancing are his 
only "vices" and we know he is quite accomplished at 
both. A shining light at the apiary, he tutored the class 
in the finer points of beekeeping. 


Howard Sidney Tripp 

Westport Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2; Sociology Club, 2. 
Howie is the easy-going Tripp cousin who in his own 
way formed many lasting friendships here at school. He 
was the "dark horse" of the Stockbridge Livestock Exhi- 
bition and Judging Contest, and he surprised even himself 
by winning the major honors at the event. Her pictures 
were on his wall, and his heart was at the Hyannis State 
Teachers College. Be patient, Howie, and the three re- 
maining years of her college life will soon be over. 

Ralph Goodrich Tryon. Jr. 

South Glastonbury, Connecticut Animal Husbandry 

Hockey, 2; Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2. 

Ralph is that tall, silent lad from the tobacco fields of 
Connecticut. He has affiliated himself with Guernseys and 
while still at school, acguired his foundation stock. Goodie 
walked many miles about Amherst in search of Indian 
relics, and brought home many rock treasures. He used 
to turn the house "upside down" when the boys would 
hide his precious collections. Keep on working Ralph as 
you have done here, and you will have a worthwhile 
dairy herd. 

Victor Joseph Vellali 



Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 

Because of his placement work, Vic knew his macadam 
and asphalt surfaces, and was a shark on tennis court 
construction here at school. He steadfastedly maintained 
that he spent little time studying, but he has never ex- 
plained why the lamps were kept burning into the wee 
hours of the morning. We know the hours were well 
spent for he knows his practical Horticulture. You have 
the proper spirit, Vic, keep up the good work and she 
will be proud of you. 

Frank Welch Vincent 

Boston Horticulture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Horticulture Club, 1, 2. 
"Doc," our able tree climber and surgeon, came to us 
from political Boston. Vinnie took all his subjects with 
the greatest amount of seriousness and never dropped a 
thing until he understood it perfectly. His helpfulness and 
hints on health made him a popular man. Careful where 
you throw that life rope in the trees, Vinnie, for we would 
not want to lose such a true friend and good companion. 


Marion Patricia Watson 

South Hadley Falls Floriculture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Floriculture Club, 2; S. C. S., 1; 
Tri Sigma, 2. 

As a shadow appears in the doorway we look up to 
find a smiling, genial person who offers a quiet and sincere 
"good morning" to her classmates. Over the "winding road 
from South Hadley Falls has come a personality "we shall 
always remember. It is Marion, commuting each day, 
despite bad weather and difficult traveling — she offers 
much to the spirit of the class. 

Edmund Dwight Wells, Jr. 

New Bedford Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 2. 

Ted is a city boy "whose deep love and respect for 
animals brought him to Stockbridge. He is twenty-one, 
and claims he never had a date. What a shame for such 
a handsome young man to waste his youth! Ted's im- 
pulsive nature and good fellowship has endeared him to 
many of his classmates. We feel sure that Ted has the 
right kind of stuff to bring him through any difficulties 
which he may encounter in the Animal Husbandry field. 

EUiot Albert Williams 

Dudley Animal Husbandry 

Animal Husbandry Club, 1, 2; Sociology Club, 2; Kolony 
Klub, 1, House Marshal, 2. 

Williams, as he "was called, a stocky, "well-built lad, 
hails from fair Dudley. He is a K. K. member and served 
as treasurer of the An. Hus. Club. However, he will long 
be remembered as one of the three musketeers. He is 
always ready for a good time and never forgets a friend. 
May the milking be easy and the pails brim-full, Elliot. 

Vegetable Gardening 

Frank Stanley Yazwinski 


Horticultural Show, 1, 2. 

This commuting Deerfield lad was the constant campus 
companion of our Chicopee comm.uter. Si. A Deerfield 
Academy product, Yaz is the gentleman — reserved, neatly 
dressed, and well mannered. His complete confidence in his 
own ability gave him a "never-worry" attitude which we 
all admired. Going back to an already well-managed 
farm, we predict Frank will make it even more profitable. 


Rupert Martin Smith 

Greenfield Horticulture 

Horticultural Show, 1, 2; Band, 1; Horticulture Club, 
1, 2; DeMolay Club. 

Smoky, our "easy come, easy go" dance band trumpeter, 
was known by few of us during his first year. He was 
quiet, studious, and those well done drawings . . . well, 
just clever. A quick smile and low laugh has made 
him many friends on and off the campus. Good luck. 
Smoky, at that Southern University. 


Robert Frederick Coffin 

New Rochelle, New York 

Richard Holden Emery 


Robert Ehner Nelson 


Samuel Hall Peckham 

North Attleboro 

Richard Marshall Sparks 


Norman Fairbanks Lawlon 


Michael John Zak 


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Henry Thompson Griffin, President of the Council 

James Newman Deary, Vice-President of the Council 
James Joseph Jenkins, President of the Class 

Arnold Morton Fischer, President of Alpha Tou Gamma 
John Wesley Lawrence, President of Kolony Klub 

Beverly Sturgeon Bein, Representative of Tri Sigm.a 
Lowell Knight Hammond, Representative of the Senior Class 

Rolf Fedor Werner Heitmann, Representative of the Senior Class 
Eugene Pierre Gieringer, President of the Freshman Class 

John Aloysius Plotczyk, Representative of the Freshman Class 
Elliot Marshall Wheeler, Representative of the Freshman Class 




Eugene Pierre Gieringer, President 

Raymond Proctor Houle, Vice-President 

Helen Esselen, Secretary 

John Howard Brewster, Treasurer 



CLASS OF 1939 

Donald S. Adams 

Carroll C. Barber 

Oscar P. Bodwell 

Sumner T. Carlson 

Malcolm S. Clark 

Albert E. Conklin 

Millerton, New York 
Oscar D. Crab tree 

George R. Denison 

Mystic, Connecticut 
Theodore L. Earle 

Montclair, New Jersey 
Perry M. Gebhardt 

Wilfred E. Hines 

Carl L. Hook, Jr. 

James O. Howland 

Windsor, Vermont 
Charles L. Kimball 

Donald C. MacDonnell 

Washington Depot, Conn. 
Colin MacLeod, Jr. 


Thomas B. MacQuinn 

South Weymouth 
Jack D. McGary 

John C. Moloney 

Hartford, Connecticut 
John P. Mistarka 

Robert B. Richardson 

Peter N. Schall 

Darien, Connecticut 
Daniel J. Shine 

Richard A. Smith 

Arthur P. Stedman 

David H. Tail 

Ralph F. Verrill 

Andrew C. Warner 

Theodore F. Watts 

Benning L. Wentworth, Jr. 

Elliot M. Wheeler 

Melrose Highlands 
Warren G. Wright 




CLASS OF 1939 

Roland W. Aldrich 

North Springfield, Vermont 
Cornelius H. Ash 

Theodore F. Bartlett 

Gordon E. Dimock 

Earl C. Gillespie, Jr. 

Mollis, New York 
Norman Hubbard 

Bloomfield, Connecticut 
Robert F. Jones 

Michael W. Kandianis 

George F. LaBonte 

Lewiston, Maine 

William N. Lavoie 

Howard R. Minor 

Myron M. Munson 

Charles E. Nelson 

Fall River 
Bruce C. Soderholm 

Raymond E. Taylor 

David R. Walsh 

Jamaica Plain 
Russell W. Weymer 

Woodbury, Connecticut 
William P. Wood 




CLASS OF 1939 

Mary P. Bemben 

North Hadley 
Violet L. Bump 

New London, Connecticut 
John T. Donovan 

Helen Esselen 

John W. Hibbard 


Jack J. Kelleher 

Alfred M. Kumins 

Richard S. Mayberry 

Florence H. Morse 

William P. Ogden 

Middlebury, Connecticut 
Barbara E. Packard 



CLASS OF 1939 

Robert O. Abbott 

Bristol, Connecticut 
Basil B. Bearse 

Charles E. Bein, Jr. 

South Hadley 
Arthur W. Berry 

Fall River 
Robert E. Berry 

Leon A. Brock 

William P. Conant 

Mason G. Davis 

Walter B. Deady 

Chicopee Falls 
Paul J. DeRusha 

Newton Highlands 
James H. Doherty 

Wallace J. Everett 

Hamden, Connecticut 
Walter W. Fenton 

John P. Goodale 

Wethersfield, Connecticut 
Richard D. Gordon 

Green's Farms, Connecticut 
Edward N. Harrington 

West Newton 
Douglas K. Henderson 

Vincent Jakuboski 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Fred L. Wright, 

John H. Kelso 

Morris L. Kohn 

O. Theodore Lindgren 

New Bedford 
Charles F. Mandell 

Stephen K. Morse 

East Woodstock, Conn. 
Alfred E. Norton 

Vineyard Haven 
Arthur L. Ogilvie 

Kankakee, Illinois 
Casper J. Perednia 

Raymond E. Potter 

Russell S. Shaw 

Simsbury, Connecticut 
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 

Clarence E. Stillman 

North Granby, Connecticut 
Elisabeth Strong 

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Vincent T. Sullivan 

Leonard K. Treat 

Upper Montclair, New Jersey 
John R. Walker 

Donald K. Williams 

Howard W. Winter 




CLASS OF 1939 

Warren S. Bemis 

William Phillips, Jr. 

John Eadie, Jr. 

James E. Teevan 

Stanley H. Hitchcock 

Edward V. A. Wilson 
Clermont, New York 



CLASS OF 1939 

Norman E. Bickford 
West Chelmsford 

Horace L. Bushnell 

North Franklin, Conn. 

John J. Clancy 

Claron Cook 

Gordon F. Corey 

Robert H. Dupuis 

Herbert C. Hands 

Charles J. Russo 

Edgar W. Spear 

Lawrence C. Woodfall, Jr. 

Frank A. Woodhead, 

George R. Yale 




CLASS OF 1939 

James P. Alexakos 

George S. Ferris 

Richard W. Graves 

Frederick F. Guyott 

Robert W. Potter 
North Billerica 

Alfred N. Thompson 
Guy B. Thornton 
North Grosvenordale, Conn. 



CLASS OF 1939 

Robert S. Amato 
North Adams 

William A. Fitzpatrick 

John F. Fuller 

Dudley W. Gaouette 

R. Proctor Houle 

Howard K. Hunter 

Weikko A. Mackie 

James J. McDonough 

Charles R. Pickard 

George N. Wilkinson 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Gordon T. Woods 
Newington, Connecticut 



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Founded 1919 

The season 1937-1938 was very successful for Alpha Tau Gamma. 
The highlight of the year was again the annual Formal Dinner Dance, held 
at the Lord Jeffery Inn on February 26, 1938. Other social events of the year 
included the Freshmen Pledge Dance, Christmas Party, Valentine Dance, 
and the Interfraternity Dance. 

During the year many of the Alumni have returned to visit the house, 
to renew acquaintances, and also meet new members. 

Much credit for the success of the year is due to our beloved faculty 
advisor. Professor Rollin H. Barrett, who has always been a constant and 
most helpful friend. 

Officers for 1938 
President, Arnold M. Fischer Sergeant-at-arms, Richard M. Sparks 

Vice-President, V. Gilbert Doty Sergeant-at-arms, Robert D. Riedl 

Secretary, Lowell K. Hammond Historian, John E. Oinonen 

Treasurer, Oliver M. Richardson House Manager, William S. Boettcher 

Officers-elect for 1939 

President, Raymond P. Houle Treasurer, Alfred E. Norton 

Vice-President, William P. Wood Sergeant-at-arms, Bruce C. Soderholm 

Secretary, Stephen K. Morse Historian, Norman Hubbard 

House Manager, Richard S. Mayberry 

William S. Boettcher 
Howard P. Davison 
V. Gilbert Doty 
James N. Deary 
Arnold M. Fischer 
Ernest C. Fournier 

Charles E. Bein, Jr. 
Arthur W. Berry- 
John Eadie, Jr. 
John F. Fuller 
Raymond P. Houle 
Norman Hubbard 

Members 1938 

Roy L. Frye 
Henry T. Griffin 
Rolf F. Heitmann 
Lowell K. Hammond 
Edward H. Haczela 
John E. Oinonen 
Oliver M. Richardson 

Members 1939 

Richard S. Mayberry 
James J. McDonough 
Stephen K. Morse 
Alfred E. Norton 
William P. Ogden 
Bruce C. Soderholm 

Norman J. Reilly 
Robert D. Riedl 
Joseph P. Spalding 
Richard M. Sparks 
Raymond C. Surgeon 
Edwin H. Treadwell 

Raymond E. Taylor 
Leonard K. Treat 
Benning L. Wentworth, Jr. 
William P. Wood 
Lawrence C. Woodfall 



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Founded 1919 

The members of the Kolony Klub have enjoyed a very eventful year 
under our new social advisor, Donald E. Ross. When we were in need of 
advice, Mr. Ross stepped in and gave us support which has won him the 
friendship of all the members of the club. We wish to take this opportunity, 
Mr. Ross, to express our appreciation for your assistance. 

Officers for 1937-1938 

President, John W. Lawrence Treasurer, Louis C. Schwaab 

Vice-President, James P. Gibson Marshal, Elliot A. Williams 

Secretary, John J. Sloet Historian, Louis A. Ruggles 

Treasurer, Eugene M. Provenzani House Manager, Louis C. Schwaab 

Officers-elect for 1938-1939 

President, Robert O. Abbott Secretary, Harold Briesmaster 

Vice-President, Richard D. Gordon Treasurer, David Treadway 

William S. Allen 
William C. Atkins 
Walter H. Brown 
Charles H. CoUis 

Robert O. Abbott 
Robert Berry 
Harold Briesmaster 
James H. Doherty 
George S. Ferris 

Members 1938 

James P. Gibson 
Charles W. Ladd 
John W. Lawrence 
Donald R. Luther 
Elliot A. Williams 

Members 1939 

Richard D. Gordon 
Edward M. Harrington 
Douglas K. Henderson 
John W. Hibbard 
Warren G. Kennedy 

Eugene M. Provenzani 
Louis A. Ruggles 
Louis C. Schwaab 
John J. Sloet 

Raymond E. Potter 
A. Phillips Stedman 
David F. Treadway 
Donald K. Williams 


The Tri Sigma, formerly known as S. C. S., has closed one of the most 
memorable years in its history. Besides adopting a new name, pins were 
chosen for the club. Meetings were held at Memorial Hall and at Mrs. 
Lambert's home. A very pleasant evening was spent at Miss Hamlin's hom_e. 
The girls arranged for a light supper and she furnished the dessert, which 
was followed by singing and games. 

An informal dance was held at the Farley Club House, at which games 
were played and refreshments were served. A farewell dinner was given 
the freshmen at Miss Charlotte Cox's house in Holyoke, followed by a 
theater party. 

We hope that the next year's members will carry on and make the sorority 
even more successful than it has been this past year. 

Officers for 1937-1938 

President, Charlotte L. Cox 
Vice-President, Virginia I. Bigwood 

Officers for 1938-1939 

President, Mary Bemben 
Vice-President, Florence Morse 

Bertha Antes 
Arlene Beach 
Beverly Bein 
Virginia Bigwood 
Rachel L. Clough 

Mary Bemben 
Helen Esselen 

Secretary, E. Nancy Peirce 
Treasurer, Margaret Neilson 


Secretary, Barbara Packard 
Treasurer, Helen Esselen 

Members 1938 

Members 1939 

Charlotte L. Cox 
Margaret Neilson 
E. Nancy Peirce 
B. Louise Searle 
Marion P. Watson 

Florence Morse 
Barbara Packard 



The Animal Husbandry Club is one of the oldest organizations on campus. 
Membership is open to both four year and two year students who are inter- 
ested in animal husbandry and agriculture in general. Membership this year 
approximates seventy in number. 

The main purpose of the club is to sponsor a series of talks by livestock 
authorities. This year the program included valuable talks by R. O. Robie, 
manager of Castle Hill Farm, Whitinsville; L. T. Tompkins, Market Adminis- 
trator for Greater Boston Marketing Area; Vere Culver, Manager of Baker 
Farms at Exeter, New Hampshire; and J. G. Watson, Editor of the New England 
Homestead, Springfield. Suitable films from the United States Department of 
Agriculture were shown with each program, adding to the profitableness of 
the meetings. 

Officers for 1937-1938 

President, Lawrence Bixby, M.S.C., '39 
Vice-President, Charles Bothfeld 

Secretary, William G. Collins 
Treasurer, Elliot Williams 

Officers for 1938-1939 

President, Everett Roberts, M.S.C., '39 Contest Mgr., Lawrence Bixby, M.S.C.,'39 
Executive Secretary, Oscar Crabtree Asst. Contest Mgr., Evi Scholtz, M.S.C.,'39 

Treasurer, Sumner Carlson 

Miss Bertha Antes 
Knight Badger 
Charles Bothfeld 
Eben Brown 
Walter Brown 
Meredith Bryant 
William Collins 

Oscar Bodwell 
Sumner Carlson 
Malcolm Clark 
Albert Conklin 
Oscar Crabtree 
George Denison 
William Fitzpatrick 

Members 1938 

Philip Elmer 
Norman Estabrooks 
Walter Foster 
Chester Johnson 
William King 
Charles Ladd 
Donald Luther 
Paul Lehtola 

Members 1939 

Perry Gebhardt 
Richard Graves 
Carl Hook 
Charles Kimball 
Thomas MacQuinn 
James McGcrrry 
John Mistarka 
Robert Richardson 

Freeman Meader 
Oliver Richardson 
Joseph Spalding 
Richard Taylor 
Howard Tripp 
Ralph Tryon 
Elliot Williams 

Daniel Shine 
David Tait 
Raymond Taylor 
Ralph Verrill 
Andrew Warner 
Behning Wentworth 
Warren Wright 



The Dairy Club was not as active this year as it has been in previous 
seasons because of its late start. The club consists of Massachusetts State 
College and Stockbridge students. Mr. Jerry Bond, a representative of the 
Massachusetts Milk Control Board gave a very interesting talk on the regu- 
lation of milk prices in Boston and the prices being paid to the producers. 

Stockbridge Man in Office - Vice-President, James Deary. 

Members 1938 

Sanford Bookless 
Philip Colby 
Howard Davison 
James Deary 
Earnest Fournier 
Roy Frye 
James Gibson 
Edwin Helander 
Henry Knightly 

Roland Aldrich 
Cornelius Ash 
Theodore Bartlett 
Gordon Dimock 
Earl Gillespie 
Norman Hubbard 
Robert Jones 
Michael Kandianis 
George LaBonte 

Members 1939 

Hyman Litwack 
Edward Melnick 
Richard North 
John Oinonen 
Joseph Reilly 
Robert Reidl 
Walter Seelig 
Frank Stone 
Raymond Surgen 

William Lavoie 
Howard Minor 
Myron Munson 
Charles Nelson 
Bruce Soderholm 
Raymond Taylor 
David Walsh 
Russell Weyraer 
William Wood 



Founded by the Class of 1938 

Spirit and enthusiasm are the essential requisites of organization and 
cooperation, and it was this combination that brought together the group now 
known as the Flori Club. 

There was a need and a place for some club which would initiate and 
promote ideas and principles of floriculture. It was to this end that the club 
was formed. This club has made its progress by supplementing the 
teachings of the department under which it comes. It has received every 
possible consideration from the faculty and to the faculty it owes sincere 
appreciation for its guidance. 

It is the earnest hope of the officers that this precedent will be made a 
tradition and that in years to come there may still be an active Flori Club. 

The constitution and by-laws of the club were drawn up by Clyde T. 
Brennan, Lowell K. Hammond, and Bertha L. Searle. 

Among the guests were Mr. Ross who gave a talk on "Xmas Decora- 
tions," and Professor Barrett who presented a film on "Wild Flowers." 

The officers for 1937-1938 

President, Clyde T. Brennan 
Vice-President, Lowell K. Hammond 

Secretary, Bertha Louise Searle 
Treasurer, Silvio P. DeBonis 

Arlene Beach 
Beverly S. Bein 
Virginia Bigwood 
Clyde T. Brennan 
Rudolph L. Bume 
Rachel L. Clough 
Howard L. Clute 

Members 1938 

Charlotte L. Cox 
Silvio P. DeBonis 
Lowell K. Hammond 
Rolf F. W. Heitmann 
James J. Jenkins 
Jack Kelleher 
Vaughn Kochakian 

Edward M. Martinson 
Donald E. Nason 
Samuel H. Peckham 
Estelle N. Peirce 
Bertha L. Searle 
Albert Simoni, Jr. 
Marion P. Watson 

Members 1939 

Mary Bemben Richard Mayberry William Ogden Barbara Packard 

M. S. C. Members 

Margaret Harris Robert Kennedy 



The Stockbridge Horticulture Club, now in its second year, owes its 
existence to Rolf Heitmann, a member of the graduating class. The Club 
members spent several evenings working at the Hort Show, and also voted to 
award two cups to the winners of the ten by ten arrangements at the show. 

Instructive and interesting talks were given by: Mr. Butler, of Butler and 
Ulman, "Rose Culture;" Mr. Needham, of Adams Nursery, "Nursery Showman- 
ship;" Professor Blundell, "Highway Planning and Planting;" Professor Davis, 
"Personnel Appearance and Attitude;" and Professor Sears, "Development 
of Horticulture at Massachusetts State College." 

The Club's faculty advisors. Professor Blundell and Mr. Tramposch were 
always present at the meetings and presented many helpful suggestions. 

Officers for 

President, James Jenkins 
Vice-President, Silvio DeBonis 


Secretary, Virginia Bigwood 
Treasurer, Rolf Heitmann 

Officers for 1938-1939 

President, Casper Perednia Secretary, Howard Winter 

Vice-President, Arthur Ogilvie Treasurer, Clarence Stillman 

Howland Atwood 
Arlene Beach 
Virginia Bigwood 
Rudolph Bum„e 
Rachel Clough 
Howard Clute 
Charlotte Cox 

Robert Abbot 
Robert Berry 
Leon Brock 
Paul DeRusha 
James Doherty 
Helen Esselen 
Wallace Everett 
Walter Fenton 

Members 1938 

Silvio DeBonis 
Lowell Hammond 
Rolf Heitmann 
James Jenkins 
John Kennedy 
Vaughn Kochakian 
Edward Martinsen 

Members 1939 

Richard Gordon 
Douglas Henderson 
John Henderson 
Morris Kohn 
O. Theodore Lindgren 
Charles Mandell 
Richard Mayberry 

Ivar Nielsen 
Wallace Parker 
E. Nancy Peirce 
George Phillips, Jr. 
Albert Simoni 
Victor Vellali 
Frank Vincent 

Alfred Norton 
Arthur Ogilvie 
Casper Perednia 
Raymond Potter 
Russell Shaw 
Fletcher Smith 
Clarence Stillman 
Howard Winter 



The Massachusetts State College Poultry Club has just completed one 
of its most enjoyable seasons in many years. The club has been conducted 
under the able guidance of Professor Luther Banta. At the first meeting, 
which was held November 9, 1937, a film entitled "Massachusetts Turkeys" 
was shown. The next meeting took place on December 14, 1937. At this time 
Mr. Hutchings, of Purina Mills, gave an interesting lecture. On January 4, 
1938, Professor J. S. Hughes of Kansas State College, showed a film entitled 
"Ovulation." On January 20, Mr. J. J. "Warren, M.S.C., '17, lectured on the 
topic, "The Margin of Safety in the Poultry Industry." On February 8, 
Mr. William Moore of the Wirthmore Feeds Company presented the film 
entitled, "The Cross Roads." On February 24, Mr. Henry Riseman, M.S.C., '35, 
spoke on "The Marketing of Live Poultry." 

Officers for 1937-1938 

President, Paul F. Callahan, '38 

Vice-President, John A. Costa, '38 

Member of Executive Board, Charles Russo, '39 

Francis Ashline 
Lawrence Bearce 
William Boettcher 
Paul F. Callahan 
Charles CoUis 

Members 1938 

John A. Costa 
John DeSpencer 
George C. Douglas 
Earl Goodale 
Edward Haczela 

Arthur Maki 
Stanley Parker 
Henry L. Shuster 
Arthur Tripp 
Richard Clayton 

Norman E. Bickford 
Horace L. Bushnell 
John J. Clancy 
Claron A. Cook 

Members 1939 

Gordon F. Corey 
Robert H. Dupuis 
Herbert C. Hands 
Charles J. Russo 

Edgar W. Spear 
Lawrence C. Woodfall 
Frank Woodhead 
George R. Yale 



Recognizing the need for an organization which would make our social 
and religious problems more easily understood, the Stockbridge Sociology 
Club was formed to further this purpose. Although no longer connected with 
the College staff, Rev. K. C. McArthur traveled a considerable distance from 
his home to preside at the type of work which he loves. Meetings were held 
alternatively at each of our two fraternity houses. The various discussions 
were non-sectarian, and students of all denominations presented their inter- 
pretations of the topics which were discussed. A few of the subjects discussed 
this season were the following: Religion and Communism, Evolution and 
Religion, The Meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Choosing a Life 
Partner, Home Life, and The Place of Suffering in Experience. 

We wish to thank Reverend McArthur for his interest in our meetings, 
and the Kolony Klub and the Alpha Tau Gamma fraternities, for so graciously 
allowing us the use of their houses as meeting-places. 

The following were members of the club: 

William Allen 
Charles Bothfeld 
Walter Brown 
Meredith Bryant 
William Collins 
Charles Collis 

Members 1938 

President, Eugene Provenzani 
Norman Estabrooks 
Walter Foster 
James Gibson 
Edwin Helander 
Charles Ladd 
John Lawrence 

Donald Luther 
Freeman Meader 
Louis Ruggles 
Louis Schwaab 
Richard Taylor 
Elliot Williams 

Oscar Lavoie 

Members 1939 

President, James Doherty 
Raymond Potter 

Donald Williams 



The Horticultural Show this year attracted more people to our campus than 
any event ever held at Massachusetts State College. The total attendance of 
23,751 surpassed by more than 9,000 the previous high mark set in 1935. 
The remarkable success of the show was most gratifying to the students, 
faculty, and all others who took part in arranging the show. 

The Stockbridge Student Chairmen were James Jenkins, Horticulture; John 
Jessel, Vegetable Gardening; and Vaughn Kochakian, Floriculture. 

The central attraction of the show was the Colonial Garden set up by 
the horticultural students of State and Stockbridge. Also of considerable 
interest were the ten by ten displays arranged for effect by the horticulture 
majors. The vegetable gardening group set up a miniature vegetable farm 
showing the various practices performed in growing and harvesting crops. 
Using fresh fruit, the pomology students skilfully worked out a design which 
featured an apple, a pear, and a leaf. 

The following are the Stockbridge prize winners and their awards: 

James Jenkins, one of the individual prizes for doing the most for the success of the show. 

Displays arranged for effect to cover 100 square feet; formal, second, Wallace J. Everett 
and Arthur Ogilvie; informal, second, Edward Martinsen, Vaughn Kochakian, and Clyde Brennan; 
third, Donald Nason and Albert Simoni; miniature, first, Clifford Lippincott, M.S.C., and John Kennedy. 

Basket arrangements of small flowered chrysanthemums; first, Robert Nelson; second, Nancy 
Peirce; third, Howard Clute. 

Bowl arrangements of small flowered types; second, J. J. Kelleher; basket arrangement of 
small flowered types; first, J. J. Kelleher. 

Arrangement of fruiting branches of trees and shrubs in a metal container; second Rudolph 
Bume; third, Edward Martinsen. 

Arrangement of fruits and vegetables in a wooden chopping bowl; third, Richard Graves. 

Miniature bouquet; second, Albert Simoni. 

Pomology awards sponsored by the Pomology department were as follows: collection of five 
plates of different varieties of apples; first, Edwin Treadwell; second, E. Stuart Hubbard; third, 
John Rice. 

Single plate of five apples; Mcintosh, first, Warren Bemis; second, Stanley Hitchcock, 
Baldwin, first, Stanley Hitchcock; second, Warren Bemis; Greening, first, E. Stuart Hubbard, 
second, Richard Emery; Northern Spy, first, Stanley Hitchcock; second, E. Stuart Hubbard 
Wealthy, first, Walter Golash; second, Vaughn Kochakian; Cortland, first, William Nehring and 
Joseph Martula; second, Vaughn Kochakian; Delicious, first, Stanley Hitchcock; second, John Rice. 

Best plate of apples in the shov>^; William Nehring and Joseph Martula. 

Largest apple in the show; twenty-ounce, John Rice. 

Most attractive display of New England fruits in a basket; Max Et Turner, graduate student. 
The sweepstake prize of a pewter tobacco humidor donated by the State Department of Agriculture 
was awarded to Stanley Hitchcock. 



John Jessel - Editor-in-Chief 
William S. Boettcher, Jr. - Business Manager 

Maynard F. Marsh Assistant Business Manager 

Clyde T. Brennan Assistant Editor 

Philip A. Baum Associate Editor 

Paul F. Callahan Associate Editor 

Arnold G. Erickson Associate Editor 

Virginia I. Bigwood Literary Editor 

Eben B. Brown Athletic Editor 

Rolf F. W. Heitmann Statistics Editor 

Edwin E. Helander Art Editor 

Richard B. North Activities Editor 

Joseph P. Spalding Photography Editor 


Class of 1938 

Rowland F. Atwood Vernon G. Doty 

Charles H. Bothfeld George S. Hartley 

John J. Sloet 

Class of 1939 

Howard K. Hunter Charles F. Mandell 




Soon after Thanksgiving the basketball candidates reported in answer 
to the first call. After a week of warming up and drilling, Coach Ball found 
it necessary to cut the squad because of the large number of candidates. 
The remaining members, led by the veterans of last year, rapidly developed 
into the most talented team to represent our school in recent years. Out- 
standing in the record of six wins and five losses was a hard earned victory 
over Deerfield Academy by a score of 27 — 19. 

The second team won four of its six games and should form another fine 
nucleus for next year's team. 

The following men received letters: 

Seniors: Captain Joseph Martula, James Deary, Ernest Fournier, 
Frye, Percival Hastings, Manager Sanford Bookless. 


Freshmen: Coptain- 

elect Vincent Jakuboski, Fred Guyott, Bruce Soderholm, 

The scores: 



South Deerfield High School 




Chester High School 




Williston Academy 




Adams High School 




Vermont Academy 




Deerfield Academy 




Suffield School 




Essex Agricultural School 




Bay Path Institute 




Amherst High School 




Nichols Junior College 



Graduation cut deeply into the ranks of last year's undefeated cross 
country team and when only a few new men reported for practice this year, 
Coach Llewellyn Derby had a large assignment on his hands. This he handled 
very well, turning out a team that lost only one meet out of four and that meet 
by only one point. This defeat at the hands of Amherst freshmen was deeply 
felt by the whole squad in that it was the first defeat for the Stockbridge 
Harriers in three years. 

With three lettermen returning next fall, the prospects for another good 
season seem to be very bright. 

The following men received letters: 

Seniors: Co-captains Lowell Hammond and Lawrence Bearce, Richard 
Clayton, Edward Haczela, and Manager George Hartley. 

Freshmen: Captain-elect Weikko Mackie, Albert Conklin, and John 

The scores — (Low score wins): 

October 23, 1937 — Dual meet at Gushing Academy — 

Stockbridge 25 

Gushing Academy 35 

October 28, 1937 — Dual meet with State Freshmen — 

Stockbridge 23 

State Freshmen 35 

November 5, 1937 — Dual meet with Amherst Freshmen — 

Stockbridge 29 

Amherst Freshmen 28 

November 10, 1937 — Dual meet with State Joyvees — 

Stockbridge 2 1 

State Jayvees 44 



When the curtain rose for the Stockbridge 1938 football season, Coach 
"Red" Ball and his two assistants, Alden Tuttle and Robert Vincent, were 
faced with the task of molding a football team out of thirty-five willing candi- 
dates. With only three lettermen in the ranks, the prospects for the coming 
season were none too bright. 

To the team's spirit and the untiring efforts of the coaches may be attributed 
the successful season which followed. 

The team's outstanding performance of the season was a 14 — 6 win over 
an undefeated National Farm School squad from Pennsylvania. This was 
the first time in history that a blue and white team has won this game, and 
it will remain a goal for future elevens to strive for. 

After Thanksgiving, a football party was held at which Coach Ball was 
presented with a fine gift as a token of thanks and appreciation from the team. 

The following men received letters: 

Seniors: Captain Ernest Fournier, William Boettcher, Sanford Bookless, 
Charles Bothfeld, Eben Brown, Robert Coffin, John Costa, James Deary, Arnold 
Fisher, Percival Hastings, Chester Johnson, Norman Lawton, Richard Sparks, 
Joseph Spalding, and Manager Francis Ashline. 

Freshmen: Captain-elect Raymond Houle, George LaBonte, Bruce Soder- 
holm, and Theodore Watts. 

The scores: 


Vermont Academy 



Cushing Academy 




Williston Academy 




National Funn School 




Deerfield Academy 




Essex Agricultural School 



Green Mountain Junior College 




Poor ice and limited practice sessions had much to do with the uneventful 
season of this year's hockey sextet. Coached by "Bob" Vincent, the team 
compiled a record of two wins and four losses. While this record is unim-pres- 
sive on paper, the competition was keen and the scores very close. 

In the outstanding game of the season, Stockbridge lost to Williston 
Academy by a score of 1 — 0. Throughout the game the Blue and White out- 
played the visitors, but when goals should have been scored "Lady Luck" 
was looking the other way. 

The following men received letters: 

Seniors: Captain Walter Brown, Lawrence Bearce, Charles Bothfeld, 
William Collins, Edwin Helander, Chester Johnson, Robert Riedl, Ralph Tryon, 
Edwin Treadwell, Manager Richard Clayton. 

Freshmen: Captain-elect John Donovan, Theodore Bartlett, Wallace 
Everett, Leonard Treat. 

The scores: 

Stockbridge 1 

Stockbridge 2 


Stockbridge 4 

Stockbridge 4 

Stockbridge 2 

Deerfield Academy 6 

Greenfield High School 3 

Williston Academy 1 

Greenfield High School 3 

State Freshmen 

Vermont Academy 7 



A small, but determined winter track team made a very fair showing in 
the meets scheduled this past season. Although they did not take any great 
honors, they were always in there fighting and gave the winners some very 
stiff competition. The scores show a marked consistency that is a credit to 
any team. 

The following men received letters: 

Seniors: Captain Edward Haczela, William Boettcher, Charles CoUis, 
Hyman Litwack, Joseph Spalding, and Manager George Hartley. 

Freshmen: Captain-elect Weikko Mackie, Raymond Houle. 
The scores: 

January 11 and 13, 1938 — Interclass meet at M. S. C. 



State Freshmen 


State Sophomores 


State Seniors 


January 22, 1938 — Triangular m.eet at M. S 

. C. 



State Freshmen 


Williston Academy 


February 17, 1938~Triangular 




S. C. 



State Freshmen 


Wilbraham Academy 


February 24, 1938— Triangular 




S. C. 



Amherst Freshmen 


State Freshmen 




Last year, a spring intermural program was 
initiated by Coach Lorin Ball. To promote greater 
interest in the various sports, a trophy was donated 
by the Physical Education Department. This award 
is presented each year to the team having the 
highest number of points at the end of the season. 
In the three events: an indoor track meet, an out- 
door track meet, and an intermural baseball league, 
the dairy team had the best average and was 
awarded the plaque in 1937. 

This year, the spring program got off to an early 
start and the boys entered the games enthusiasti- 
cally. The rivalry among teams was very keen and 
the events gave much enjoyment to the participants. 
Because of the large number of boys registering 
for the games, an archery event was introduced 
this year to enable more boys to take part in the 

The four teams which were 
Alpha Tau Gam_ma; Vegetable 
combined; and Poultry, Wildlife 

The teams: 


William Atkins 
Clyde Brennan 
Silvio DeBonis 
James Jenkins 
John Kennedy 
Joseph Martula 
Edward Martinsen 
Louis Ruggles 
Louis Schwaab 
Albert Simoni 
Victor Vellali 

Alpha Tau Gamma 

William Boettcher 
Howard Davidson 
James Deary 
Ernest Fournier 
Roy Frye 
John Oinonen 
Norman Reilly 
Oliver Richardson 
Robert Riedl 
Joseph Spalding 
Raymond Surgen 
Edwin Treadwell 

formed this year are: Animal Husbandry; 
Gardening, Horticulture, and Floriculture 
and Dairy combined. 


Francis Ashline 
Lawrence Bearce 
Sanford Bookless 
Richard Clayton 
Philip Colby 
Charles Collis 
John Costa 
John DeSpencer 
George Douglas 
Edwin Hektnder 
Hyman Litwack 
Richard North 
Henry Shuster 

An Hus 

Charles Bothfeld 
Eben Brown 
Walter Brown 
William Collins 
Philip Elmer 
Walter Foster 
Chester Johnson 
Paul Lehtola 
Ralph Stone 
Ralph Tryon 



While we were on place- 
ment, our already beauti- 
ful chapel was made even 
more attractive by the in- 
stallation of a set of 
chimes, a donation to the 
College by Barnard A. 
Smith, M. A. C, '99, in 
memory of Doctor Warren 
Elmer Hinds, M. A. C, '99. 
As we leave this campus, 
we will carry the songs of 
the chimes in our hearts 
and we will long to return 
and hear those evening 
melodies again. 



{This year finds ihe Stockbridge School of Agriculture graduating its nineteenth class, and it 
is fitting that we recognize the splendid work her alumni are doing in the Agricultural and 
Horticultural fields. In this article several of the alumni have been chosen at random and short 
sketches of them have been written by individuals who know them very well. — Editor's Note.) 

flLDEN C. BflLLflRD 

Exactly ten years ago the Pomology Department needed a man to fill 
the position of orchard foreman. To qualify for that position a candidate had 
to be honest, be well informed in the practice of fruit growing, possess a cheer- 
ful disposition, and give promise of being an energetic worker. A young 
man who was graduating with the class of 1928 in Stockbridge School 
appeared to possess all of these qualities. On June 1, 1928, Alden C. Ballard 
was appointed Foreman of the College Orchards. This position involves not 
only the details connected with the care of the orchards and small fruits 
plantations but also the operation of the storage plant and the distribution 
of the fruit. 

Furthermore, as secretary-treasurer of the Stockbridge School Alumni 
Association for several years Alden' s integrity and capacity for work has 
been recognized by his school associates. 

To perform these exacting tasks creditably over a period of many years 
and not only make new friends but also retain the respect and admiration 
of all with whom he has come in contact is an accomplishment worthy of 
the highest commendation. 

Oliver C. Roberts, 

Assistant Professor of Pomology, Mass. State College. 


Ralph W. Anderson, since his graduation from Stockbridge School, in 
the class of 1927, has made rapid progress in poultry breeding and is fast 
becoming one of the outstanding Massachusetts Rhode Island Red Breeders. 
Following graduation, Ralph worked on the farm owned by Professor Harry 
L. Lewis, for a short period of time. After gaining some practical experience 
there, Ralph purchased a small poultry farm on Whiting Street, Rockland, to 
which he has gradually added as the years have gone by, until he now has 
over 2000 breeding birds. 

Realizing the importance of the latest information on poultry genetics, 
Ralph has attended the Poultry Breeder's School held annually at the State 
College. In 1933 he entered R. O. P. work under the supervision of the State 
Department of Agriculture, and the records of his birds, as shown by this 
work, have consistently improved, and have shown his breeding work to be 
outstanding. During the present year his pen entered in the Storrs Egg Laying 
Contest has lead the entire contest and is one of the highest producing pens 
entered in any Egg Laying Contest throughout the entire country. 

Ralph's knowledge of poultry breeding and poultry genetics gained while 
at Stockbridge have certainly been important factors in the conduct of his 
successful breeding program. As one of Massachusetts' outstanding Poultry 
Breeders and successful poultry producers, we wish him continued success. 

Howard Whelan, 

Poultry Inspector Mass. State Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry. 


Mr. Milton C. Allen, Class of 1927, is the Manager of the Boston Gardening 
Company, in Waban, Massachusetts. The range (75,000 square feet of glass) 
is modern in equipment and a large assortment of cut flowers and plants are 
well grown. The principal specialties are chrysanthemums, calendula, freesia, 
sweet peas, gladioli and potted plants. 

During the spring and summer tomatoes are grown in many of the green- 
houses. There are several acres of land devoted to vegetables and these 
are readily sold on the premises, — the surplus being shipped to the whole- 
sale market. 

Mr. Allen's success in business is due to his personality, knowledge of 
greenhouse management and market gardening, and his desire to always 
please and satisfy his trade. 



Born at Norwood, Massachusetts, November 14, 1900, Theron attended 
the secondary schools and high school in Norwood. He entered Massa- 
chusetts State College September 25, 1919, and graduated from the Stockbridge 
School of Agriculture June 6, 1921, majoring in Pomology. 

He is a member of the Kolony Klub, and played half-back on the football 
team both years. As all typical Aggie men he hiked the Holyoke range and 
attended Hamp and Hadley. 

Theron took placement training at Lake View Farm, Southington, Conn. 
For two years advanced registry work was carried on here. In 1924 a position 
in the Grounds Department at Wellesley College was accepted and Theron 
rapidly rose to Assistant Superintendent of grounds and has contributed 
generously to the landscaping and maintenance of that beautiful campus. 

He is a member of the Masonic Bodies, Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society, American Society of Park Superintendants and Executives. He is 
also a devotee of boating, tennis and good horses. 

Theron married Helen Rosingress of Norwood in June 1931 and a daughter, 
Ann Louise, was born in January 1933. 

Milton C. Allen, 

Manager of the Boston Gardening Co., Waban, Mass. 


Born at Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 1916, Doug is a fine example to 
select for what Stockbridge men are doing. His principal interest in the life- 
breeding Ayrshire cattle was first aroused at the Gossard Breeding Estates in 
Martinsville, Indiana, at the age of six. Growing up amongst this breed at 
Alta Crest Farms, Doug graduated from the David Prouty High School, and 
later from Stockbridge in 1935, majoring in Animal Husbandry. His place- 
ment training was acquired on another Ayrshire establishment, the Spring 
Hope Farm, in Spencer. 

Following graduation, Doug spent a year testing for a D. H. I. A. in Weston, 
Connecticut, and today many Ayrshire cattle con be found there which he 
brought in. Next, Doug became herdsman for High Brook Farms in Morris, 
Conn. This establishment has two other farms connected with it; a thousand 
acre hay farm and another where positive cattle are kept. At High Brook, 
one hundred pure-bred Ayrshires are milked producing Grade-A, Vitamin-D 
milk. This work has been carried on by six to nine men under Doug's 

Last spring he showed his cattle at the New England Ayrshire Sale and 
in the fall at Eastern States Exposition. He also judged all breeds at his 
county 4-H Fair and was elected to the Membership of Associate Judges by 
the Ayrshire Committee at Brandon, Vermont. 

In May, 1938, Doug joined his father in purchasing the positive herd from 
the High Brook Farm and is now breeding cattle for himself with fifty Ayrshire 
headed by one of the leading living sires of the breed. 

A brilliant cowman and a fine friend, Doug Forrest has what it takes. 

Edwin N. Pierce, 

Farm Bureau, Litchfield, Conn. 



There is an average of 125 young men scattered throughout the New 
England States, especially Massachusetts, during the summer months, so it 
is not at all strange that about everything seems to happen. 

Practically every year "Cupid" takes away one or more of the students 
by leading them into bonds of holy matrimony. This is a most unfortunate 
occurrence for it is quite a handicap to attempt to continue one's education 
after marriage. One should postpone nuptials until after graduation and the 
securing of a job that will afford sufficient monetary compensation to support 
a family. 

It is not at all uncommon to have someone die during placement due to 
illness and we have had one killed in an accident. 

There is one outstanding episode that has occurred during the years past 
that is well worth repeating although a repetition of the act itself would not 
be welcome. 

A certain young man, Animal Husbandry major, was working out his 
placement on a dairy farm in Connecticut. He lived at the farm manager's 
house and undoubtedly enjoyed it very much for one day when the boss 
had occasion to go to a neighboring city on business, on his return in the 
evening he found a note from his wife saying she was leaving with the place- 
ment training student. To add insult to injury, the couple "borrowed" one 
of the manager's cars. The manager wrote to Mr. Grayson saying he owed 
a month's salary to the placement student and would like to forward same 
to him. He m_ade no mention of his wife. 

* * * 

Two students were sent to New York to work on a golf course and some 
of their communications to Mr. Grayson were very amusing. For example, 
parts of the Report of Arrival read as follows: 

QUESTION: Do you feel that the work and experience will be satis- 
factory to you? 

ANSWER: Too much so. The course is now under water and the grass 
is floating. Got eight blisters the first day and more coming. This 
place would make a perfect site for a brick factory. I can't imagine 
how they will be able to play between the rocks on the "fairways" 
(apologies extended to all other fairways) but I guess it is up to us 
to move them. That will be all right until we break our backs, but 
then what? 

QUESTION: Does your employer appear to be satisfied? If not, what 
do you think is the trouble? 

ANSWER: He uses profanity with great skill and is always cussing the 
place. He's got P. O. Foot Odor from walking in this darn swamp. 
Come up here and see the place. I am getting homesick. I have 
been in some tough places but boy, oh boy, this is the best yet. 
Can't do anything but stick here as the mud is now holding both of 
my feet to the .... Country Club. 

REMARKS: We are still looking for the caterpillar tractor we took out 
of the shop. It is still under the mud somewhere. S. O. S. — Shall we 
buy two boats and start dredging or will you send us a couple, 

SIGNED: This is the truth, the whole truth, so help me God! 


Mr. Grayson had quite a bit of correspondence with these men and 
managed to persuade them to stick to their jobs as this happened during the 
depression years and jobs of any nature were few and far between. 

In the employer's report at the end of the season, he had the following 
things to say: 

"Hates to get his hands dirty. Hard to get up in the morning. Bothers 
the other help by telling them what a genius he is. Much too cocky. A great 
society boy off the job. Booze, women, and late hours render him tired during 
the day. Very clumsy; continually getting himself hurt doing things not 
assigned to him. Likes to show off. Talks big — does little. I would appreciate 
it very much if you would ask him to return the two new folding-steel-bridge 
chairs that left here in his car. I suspect him of petty pilfering as he ad- 
mittedly "swiped" sweat-shirts from the football team and silverware from 
the "hash-house." Has a very disagreeable temper. Talks all day. Starts 
petty conversations and keeps them going while leaning on his rake and 
watching the other fellows." 

These remarks by the employer were not taken too seriously because it 
was most evident that he was exceedingly displeased with the two students. 
Upon investigation it was found that the employer had an unsavory reputation 
and was trying to protect himself by "passing the buck." The students were 
given a lecture and a passing grade for they did complete their placement 
training under adverse conditions. Later, they admitted the experience had 

been worth while. 

* * * 

It is seldom that students are transferred while on placement but con- 
ditions sometimes do arise that necessitate a change. This was the case of 
a Poultry student working in Connecticut. He wrote saying he was dissatis- 
fied with living conditions and upon investigation it was found that the student 
was required to share a double bed with another employee. This would not 
have been too distasteful a situation, had not the other fellow been a drunken 
bum. He was so filthy that the student did not care to hang his clothes in 
the same closet, due to the transmission of unpleasant odors to his clothing 
from the others. Needless to say, a change was effected. 

* * * 

There are times when the personalities of individuals clash and naturally 
the results are most unsatisfactory. 

There was the case of a student working on a dairy farm in Vermont 
and everything seemed to be going well until a letter was received from the 
employer that did not speak too well of the student concerned. Parts of the 
letter read as follows: 

"This student is in a position of having two strikes on him now and I 
told him as much this morning. Even though I am in great need of a man, 
there are certain things which I simply will not tolerate. It is altogether 
possible that he may be through any minute. I have told him so and if he 
carries on, I shall remove him and that promptly. I am not blaming you. 
I've talked with him but you might be able to knock some sense into that 
stubborn, concrete cranium of his, for it would be too bad to have him fail 
when there is absolutely no reason for his doing so." 

Other remarks read as follows: "He is about the most conceited ass of 
my acquaintance but really does have something and should amount to 
something, once his ears have been pinned back. He needs a good spanking 

From Mr. Grayson's Placement Notes 
by Edwin Helander. 



CLASS OF 1939 

John H. Brewster 

Harold A. Briesmaster 
East Northfield 

Eugene P. Gieringer 

Albert Mitchell 

Edward B. Newton 

Charles B. Olds 
East Northfield 

John A. Plotczyk 
South Vernon 

David F. Treadway 

William F. Whelan 

Francis C. Whitman 



In June, 1937, a faculty committee headed by Assistant Professor Lawrence 
S. Dickinson, at the request of President Hugh P. Baker, presented a report on 
the educational facilities in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture — teachers, 
laboratories, and courses — which could be made available, with slight altera- 
tion and addition, for training students in the problems of food supply as 
handled by the stewards' departments of hotels, restaurants, and country inns. 
Similar problems had been discussed for several years in the College Recre- 
ation Conference each spring in an effort to assist golf club managers and 
others who were operating dining rooms, cafeterias, and restaurants. Then, 
too, the Massachusetts Hotel Association, through its educational committee 
headed by Mr. L. G. Treadway, had been casting about for several years to 
find a place where such work might best be undertaken, and had requested 
President Baker to see if such a course could be organized. 

Because of these several efforts the Board of Trustees of the College, 
acting upon the favorable report of the faculty committee, "voted to authorize 
the establishment of a new course in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture" 
at Massachusetts Stat§ College. As indicated by its name, "Foods and Food 
Processing", its chief objective was to be the training of students in the 
procurement, purchase, and preparation of food supplies, such as meats, fruits, 
vegetables, poultry and dairy products, and all kinds of preserved foods. 
Employment positions were assured for those capably and efficiently com- 
pleting the scheduled program, both in placement training of the first year, 
and after graduation. 

Plans were at once started to organize such a course for the opening of 
the School in October 1937, and a limit of not more than ten students annually 
was established, until a complete working out of the training schedule could 
be made. Exactly ten students applied and were accepted for the first year 
and, as this article is written, (April) they are beginning their apprentice 
training in the stewards' departments of various hotels: at the Copley Plaza 
and Parker House in Boston, in the White Mountains, on Cape Cod, and one 
at the Dearborn Inn in Michigan. 

We believe this course will have a successful future and in its hopeful 
beginning is demonstrated the constant effort of the College and its teachers 
to adapt and develop our program to solve new problems and prepare new 
opportunities for the youth of Massachusetts. 

Roland H. Verbeck. 



Stockbridge Honorary Scholastic Society 

The Stockbridge honorary scholastic society, Stosag, was initiated last 
year following the suggestion by Professor Miner J. Markuson that those 
students who achieve a high scholastic record at Stockbridge should receive 
some recognition for that work. This idea of encouraging high scholarship 
appealed to the faculty and a special committee was appointed to submit full 
plans. After the committee's careful consideration a plan of procedure was 
adopted which the Faculty Advisory Committee hopes will encourage the 
Stockbridge undergraduates to attain a high scholastic record. 

Selection of honor students is made from those graduates of each year 
whose records show no grade below 70 in any subject and whose average 
for the first three semesters is 85 or better. Other students may be considered 
when outstanding records in placement training or in other studies may justify 
special consideration. 

The name selected was "Stosag", the original suggestion of Professor 
Markuson, and comprises the first three letters of Stockbridge, the central "S" 
for "School" and the last two letters representing the first two in the word 

The names of this year's Stosag winners were announced at Convocation 
on April 13, 1938. 

Stosag Awards for 1938 

John Jessel 

George Harold Phillips, Jr. 
Hyman Litwack 
Harold Oehler 
Charles Henry Bothfeld 
James Joseph Jenkins 
Virginia Isabella Bigwood 
Howland Fay Atwood 
Louis Charles Schwaab 
Charles Henry Collis 
Bertha Louise Searle 
Margaret Neilson 
Maynard Frederick Marsh 
John Edward Kennedy 
Percival Vining Hastings 

Vegetable Gardening 
General Horticulture 
Dairy Manufactures 
Wildlife Management 
Animal Husbandry 
General Horticulture 
General Horticulture 
General Horticulture 
Vegetable Gardening 
Animal Husbandry 
Wildlife Management 
General Horticulture 
Wildlife Management 



We are happy to include this picture of the Stockbridge School of Agri- 
culture graduates of 1937 in our yearbook. This is the first time that a picture 
of a previously graduated class has been published in the SHORTHORN, 
and we hope that it will prove a valuable addition to our school yearbook. 
To us, as seniors, it shows our friends and companions of last year in one 
solemn and dignified group. To the freshman the picture should prove of 
especial interest for now he has the likenesses of the members of three 
Stockbridge classes in his SHORTHORN for 1938. 



John Edward Kennedy, General Chairman 

Charles Henry Bothfeld, Chairman, Class Day 

Vernon Gilbert Doty, Chairman, Class Promenade 

Lowell Knight Hammond, Chairman, Class Picnic 


James Newton Deary Chester Martin Johnson 


Howard Paul Davison Class Oration 

Clyde Towns Brennan Class History 

Virginia Isabella Bigwood Class Prophecy 


Edwin Allen Benchley Wildlife Management 

Edward Howard Haczela Poultry 

Edwin Eino Helander Dairy Manufactures 

Louis Charles Schwaab Vegetable Gardening 


Professor RoUin H. Barrett Assistant Professor Richard C. Foley 

Instructor Charles N. DuBois Assistant Professor S. Church Hubbard 



"Lady of Letters" by Turner Bullock 

Adelaide, naive wife of Gilbert Willifer, professor in a small college town 
of tfie South, feels herself neglected and shut out from college society and the 
learned pursuits of her husband, her mother and her step-daughter, all 
connected with the school. 

Accordingly she buys the manuscript of a novel from an unsuccessful 
author, stranded by chance on her doorstep, sends it to a publisher under 
her own name and before she realizes it, the book is published and becomes 
a best seller. Frightened at the possible consequences, Adelaide resolves to 
keep her secret and bluff it out. 

She becomes the darling and chief object of interest to the snobbish 
college circle which had hitherto spurned her. Her lightest word is interpreted 
as an utterance of genius and her fame raises the obscure little school to 
national prominence, although her own family continues to remain skeptical. 
The publisher's representative exploits her for his own purposes while Adelaide 
accepts fame, interviews and celebrations with childlike joy. Just as the college 
has invented a new degree for her, "Lady of Letters," the inevitable exposure 
comes — from a jealous woman who had previously known the real author. 

In the resulting confusion, the college authorities turn against Adelaide, 
but her family, touched by her plight, rally to support. Her very innocence 
saves her. The real author generously refuses to expose her and the college 
authorities are forced to support the deceit in order to save their own faces. 
Adelaide promises to buy no more books and is reconciled with her husband, 
who realizes that much of the trouble has been caused by his own lack of 
sympathy and attention. 
Mr. Harold W. Smart, Director Howard LeRoy Clute, Stage Manager 

The Players 

Estelle Nancy Peirce 
Silvio Peter DeBonis 
Virginia Isabella Bigwood 
Arlene Beach 
Louis Charles Schwaab 
Charlotte Leavitt Cox 

Bertha Bement Antes 
Beverly Sturgeon Bein 
Donald Elwin Nason 
James Joseph Jenkins 
Clyde Towns Brennan 
Bertha Louise Searle 



FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1938 
10:00 a.m. Class Picnic Look Memorial Park 


10:00 a. m. Class Day Exercises Rhododendron Garden 

James J. Jenkins, Class President, Presiding 

Class Oration Howard P. Davison 

Class History Clyde T. Brennan 

Class Prophecy Virginia I. Bigwood 

Student Activity Awards Director Roland H. Verbeck 

Presentation of Class Gift Charles H. Bothfeld 

School Song - "Men of Stockbridge" The Class 

Dedication of Class Tree Goodell Library 

12:00 m. Alumni Meeting Memorial Hall 

1:00 p.m. Alumni - Senior Luncheon Draper Hall 

(Class reunion speakers from 1923, 1928, 1933, and 1937) 

3:00 p. m. Baseball Game Alumni Field 

Alumni vs. Stockbridge 1938 

8:30 p. m. Class Play Bowker Auditorium 


4:30 p. m. Processional 

Hymn - No. 282 

Scripture Reading 


Music - "Ballet" Gluck 

Commencement Sermon Reverend Raymond A. Waser 

First Congregational Church, Amherst 

Music - "Londonderry Air" Old Irish Melody 

Hymn - No. 293 



Music by College String Orchestra 

6:00 p. m. President's Reception to members of graduating class, 

their guests, alumni, and faculty Rhododendron Garden 


10:00 a. m. Processional - "Triumphal March" Grieg 

Invocation Reverend J. Paul Williams 

Director of Religious Education, Massachusetts State College 

Edwin Allen Benchley, Jr. 

"A Placement Project in Wildlife Management" 
The Class - "Sons of Old Massachusetts" Knight 

Edward Howard Haczela - "A New Frontier" 
Music - "Bourree" Krebs 

Edwin Eino Helander - "Consumer Cooperatives" 
The Class - "When Twilight Shadows Deepen" Griggs 

Louis Charles Schwaab - "New England Contrasted with 

New Jersey in Commercial Vegetable Gardening" 
Music - "Song of India" Rimsky-Korsakow 

Presentation of Diplomas President Hugh P. Baker 

School Song - "Men of Stockbridge" 
Recessional - "Peers' March" Sullivan 

6:30 p. m. Class Banquet First Congregational Church 

9:00 p. m. Commencement Promenade Memorial Hall 


GRflDUflTES OF 1938 

William Stowell Allen 
Bertha Bement Antes 
Francis Arthur Ashline 
William Chandler Atkins 
Howland Fay Atwood 
Knight Abbott Badger, Jr. 
Philip Albert Baum 
Arlene Beach 
Lawrence Albert Bearce 
Beverly Sturgeon Bein 
Edwin Allen Benchley, Jr. 
Virginia Isabella Bigwood 
William Smith Boettcher, Jr. 
Sanford Bookless 
Charles Henry Bothfeld 
Clyde Towns Brennan 
Eben Barnard Brown 
Walter Herbert Brown 
Meredith Foxwell Bryant 
Rudolph Louis Bume 
Richard Rexford Clayton 
Rachel Louise Clough 
Howard LeRoy Clute 
William George Collins 
Charles Henry Collis 
John Arthur Costa 
Charlotte Leavitt Cox 
Howard Paul Davison 
James Newman Deary 
Silvio Peter DeBonis 
John DeSpencer 
Vernon Gilbert Doty 
George Campbell Douglas 
Philip Warren Elmer 
Arnold Gustav Erickson 
Norman Wilcox Estabrooks 
Arnold Morton Fischer 
Walter Gowdy Foster 
Ernest Charles Fournier 
Roy Leonard Frye 
James Parker Gibson 
Walter Francis Golash 
Earl Stewart Goodale 
Henry Thompson Griffin 
Edward Howard Haczela 
Lowell Knight Hammond 
George Sylvester Hartley 
Percival Vining Hastings 
Rolf Fedor Werner Heitmann 
Edwin Eino Helander 
Walter Matthew Hobbs 
James Joseph Jenkins 
Robert Jenney 
John Jessel 
Chester Martin Johnson 

John Edward Kennedy 
William Wright King 
Henry Francis Knightly 
Vaughn Kochakian 
Charles Weber Ladd 
John Wesley Lawrence 
Paul Sylvester Lehtola 
Hyman Litwack 
Donald Robert Luther 
Arthur Maki 

Mcrynard Frederick Marsh 
Edward Martin Martinsen 
Joseph Charles Martula 
Robert McHardy 
Freeman Daniel Meader 
Edward Roman Melnik 
Donald Elwin Nason 
William Hans Nehring 
Margaret Neilson 
Ivor Arne Nielsen 
Richard Belden North 
Harold Oehler 
John Esa Oinonen 
Stanley Fulton Parker 
Wallace Richard Parker 
Estelle Nancy Peirce 
George Harold Phillips, Jr. 
Norman Joseph Reilly 
John Edward Rice, Jr. 
Oliver Melvin Richardson 
Robert James Riedl 
Louis Andrew Ruggles 
Louis Charles Schwaab 
Bertha Louise Searle 
Walter Jerome Seelig, II 
Henry Lloyd Shuster 
Albert Edmund Simoni, Jr. 
Francis Joseph Simonich 
John Jacob Sloet 
Rupert Martin Smith 
Joseph Pierce Spalding 
Frank Manly Stone 
Ralph Waldo Stone, Jr. 
Raymond Charles Surgen 
Richard Mather Taylor 
Edwin Hubbard Treadwell 
Arthur Vernal Tripp, Jr. 
Howard Sidney Tripp 
Ralph Goodrich Tryon, Jr. 
Victor Joseph Vellali 
Frank Welch Vincent 
Marion Patricia Watson 
Edmund Dwight Wells, Jr. 
Elliot Albert Williams 
Frank Stanley Yazwinski 



One of the most gratifying privileges of all editors is that of thanking all 
those who hove helped in the preparation of their book. So, it is with great 
pleasure that we express our appreciation to: 

Mr. C. A. Nichols, of the Burbank Printing Company, whose delightful 
letters kept us on our toes. 

Miss Dorothy Cooper, of the Howard-Wesson Company, whose keen 
interest and helpful suggestions were of great value in the planning of 
our book. 

Mr. H. E. Kinsman, of the Kinsman Studios, who is responsible for most 
of the fine pictures in this book. 

Director Roland H. Verbeck, Professor Ralph A. Van Meter, Mr. Emory 
E. Grayson, Mr. William H. Lachman, and Mr. John H. Vondell for their 

The members of the Short Course and College News offices, for their 
generous aid in our search for material. 

Mr. Charles N. Dubois, for his assistance and interest in our efforts. 

The students, faculty, and all others, who have been of assistance in the 

production of the SHORTHORN for 1938. 

The Editors. 


The Whole Truth 

There are things in life that are pleasant, 
and other things that bring a feeling of dis- 
comfort to us, who work with our heads and 
our hands, to produce something that is 
designed to be a memento of the past, for 
many people, for years to come. 

It has been in our hearts to make this 
SHORTHORN a worthwhile keepsake with its 
history of your sojourn at Stockbridge, for each 
owner of this book. 

Our efforts have been aided beyond words, 
by the intelligent and helpful aid of the 
supervision of Prof. Rollin H. Barrett, and his 
well-chosen staff, the earnest work and cooper- 
ation of Editor John Jessel; Business Manager 
William S. Boettcher, Jr.; Associate Editor Philip 
A. Baum; and a score of others who have aided 
in large measure. 

We appreciate your confidence in us for 
another yearbook — and we sincerely wish the 
entire Class a successful future. 


C. fl. NICHOLS, Pres. and Treas. 

Worcester - Mass. 


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